Spring 2019 WPPL Courses

The following courses are approved for the Women, Policy and Political Leadership (WPPL) Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate Programs.

Core 3-Credit Courses

Spring 2019 Courses

GOVT 482/682.001
Women and Politics
Karen O'Connor 
This course examines the evolutionary role of women in politics-as voters, citizens, candidates, and leaders-from the Seneca Falls Convention to the present. The role of women's organizations and movements in the expansion of political and legal rights are also explored. Crosslist: GOVT-682. Prerequisite: GOVT-110. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.  

GOVT 483/683.001  
Women, Politics & Public Policy 
Elizabeth Sherman
A wide variety of issues of concern to women, including healthcare, welfare, educational equity, employment discrimination, and reproductive rights are examined through the lens of the formal policy-making process. Meets with GOVT683. Prerequisite: GOVT-110 Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.

Core 1-Credit Courses

Weekend Courses - Spring 2019

GOVT-282.003
Introduction to Women and Politics
Connie Morella 
February 2-3 (9AM-5PM)
This course is an intensive introduction to women and politics. Students in the course gain an understanding of the historical struggle of women for political, economic, and educational rights, as well as the major actors who were or continue to be involved in these efforts.

GOVT-282.002
Introduction to Women and Politics
Karen O'Connor 
February 9-10 (9AM-5PM)
This course is an intensive introduction to women and politics. Students in the course gain an understanding of the historical struggle of women for political, economic, and educational rights, as well as the major actors who were or continue to be involved in these efforts.

GOVT-485/685.001
Women, Politics & the Media
Karen O'Connor
March 23-24 (9AM-5PM)
This course acquaints students with important issues dealing with women, politics, and the media. Women make up only 19 percent of Congress and only 24.8 percent of state legislators nationwide. Women are also underrepresented on the campaign trail as political journalists. Critics argue that news stories about women candidates, elected officials, and women's issues often fail to generate news coverage, and when they are covered by media, they receive distinctly different coverage. Students in this course weigh the evidence surrounding these assertions by investigating the academic research, hearing first-hand accounts from experts in the field, and looking at real-life examples to examine the differences in political coverage.

GOVT 485/685.002
The State of Women in Politics
Lucy Gettman
March 23-24 (9AM–5PM)
State legislatures and statewide offices are vital locations of political leadership and launch pads for higher office. In the current climate of a reduced federal role, states are more important than ever. Students explore the status of women and how to increase their numbers.