Spring 2020 WPPL Courses

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

GOVT 483/683.001 3 Credit

Women, Politics & Public Policy
Shilpa Phadke
Mondays 8:20 PM-10:50 PM

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 GOVT-683. Prerequisite: GOVT-110

Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA

GOVT 484/684.001 3 Credit

Women, Politics & Political Leadership
Susannah Wellford 
Tuesdays 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

This course explores the historical evolution of women as leaders, the factors that have limited the number of women in leadership positions, and the differences in men’s and women’s leadership styles. Meets with GOVT-684. Prerequisite: GOVT-110

Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA

Core 1-Credit Courses

Weekend Courses - Spring 2020

GOVT 282.001 1 Credit
Introduction to Women and Politics
Connie Morella
February 1-2 (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 1 Credit
Introduction to Women and Politics
Karen O'Connor
February 8-9 (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 1 Credit
Women, the Presidency, and Issues of Representation 
Karen O'Connor
February 29-March 1 (9AM-5PM)

A record number of women are expected to run for House and Senate seats. This course will examine the challenges faced by women as they seek national office.  We will also look at the history of women seeking the presidency and other offices and try to understand how women are faring as the primary season unfolds.  And, we will discuss how women elected officials represent women.  

GOVT 485/685 1 Credit
The 2020 Suffrage Centennial & 100 Years of Women in Politics
Lucy Gettman
March 21-22 (9AM-5PM)

Passed by Congress in 1919, ratified by 36 states and certified in August 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment enshrined women's the right to vote in the Constitution. This course explores the politics and policy of ratification and its impact on 100 years of women's political engagement. 

Additional 3-Credit Courses

Spring 2020

3-Credit Courses

ANTH-215.001/.002 Sex, Gender & Culture 
ECON-374.001 Gender Roles in the Economy
GOVT 496/696.004 Special Topics: Supreme Court  & Women’s Rights
HIST -220.002 Women in America since 1850
HIST-482.002 Research Seminar: Gender and History
HLTH-323.001/002 Issues in Women’s Health
PSYC-320.001 Women and Mental Health
SISU-260.002/003 Identity, Race, Gender & Culture 
SISU-310.003 Topics Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res: Gender and Peace Building 
WGSS-225.001/002/003/004 Gender, Politics & Power
WGSS-350.001 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Decolonial Feminisms/Arab Wrld
WGSS-350.002 Interpreting Gender in Culture: I Love the 90s 
WGSS-350.003 Interpreting Gender in Culture: The Lavender Screen
WGSS-350.004 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Black Masculinities 
WGSS-350.005 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Sexuality and Social Media
WGSS-350.006 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Geography Gender/Dev in Africa
WGSS-350.007 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Spain: Long Walk to Equality 
WGSS-400/600.001/003 Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Theory 
WGSS-491/691.001 Internship 
WGSS-496/696.002 Select Topics: Sexual Exploitation Industries

4-Credit Course 

GOVT 523.001 The Art and Craft of Lobbying 

1-Credit Courses

GOVT 521.001 Topics in Campaign Management: Digital Advertising
GOVT 521.002 Topics in Campaign Management: GOTV 2020
GOVT 524.001 Topics in Public Affairs/Advocacy: Workshop on Ethics & Lobbying 

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