Fall 2020 WPPL Courses

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

GOVT 482/682.001 3 Credit

Women and Politics 
Vicky Wilkins
Wednesdays 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

Women and Politics (3) 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. AU Core Integrative Requirement: Capstone. Crosslist: GOVT-682. Prerequisite: GOVT-110. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.

Core 1-Credit Courses

Weekend Courses - Fall 2020

GOVT 485/685.001 
Women on the Run in 2020
Lucy Gettman
September 12-13 (9AM – 5PM)

Women on the Run in 2020 (1) The 2020 election cycle already made history when six women threw their hats in the ring to become President of the United States. On November 4th will there be even more women in Congress and State Capitols than ever before? This course explores the barriers and opportunities for women as candidates, voters, party leaders and advocates, as well as efforts to overcome them and achieve parity in women's political leadership. Crosslist: GOVT-685-001.

GOVT 485/685.002 
Women and the 2020 Election
Karen O’Connor 
November 21-22 (9AM-5PM)

Women and the 2020 Election (1) This course analyzes the results of the 2020 elections at the local, state and federal levels focusing on several questions including: how women fared, how women voted, how successful were groups and PACs in their efforts to select women, and what's next. Crosslist: GOVT-685-002. 

GOVT 485/685.003
Women and Advocacy 
Amanda Fuchs Miller 
October 24-25 (9AM-5PM)

Women and Advocacy (1) This course examines the role of interest groups and advocacy in policymaking. Focusing on women as lobbyists and advocates, students explore what the research says; discuss what some of the challenges are; highlight advocacy groups that focus on women's issues; and talk about advocacy strategies for policy change. Crosslist: GOVT-685-003.

Additional 3-Credit Courses

Fall 2020

3-Credit Courses

GOVT-486/686 Feminist Political Theory
Sarah Houser
Wednesdays 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Feminist Political Theory (3) This course traces the major debates in feminist political theory and their roots in liberalism, communitarianism, Marxism, post-modernism, and other schools of thought and examines the ways in which feminist political theory can inform current policy debates concerning women. Crosslist: GOVT-686. Usually Offered: fall. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA. Note: One course in political theory, philosophy, or women's and gender studies required.

GOVT 461.001 Politics in the Television Age
Betsy Fischer Martin 
Wednesdays 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Politics in the Television Age (3) The relationship between television and American politics. Includes the concept of news; the changing role of television; the politics of newsmaking; the election campaign and the emergence of the political consultant; "tele-diplomacy"; and research tools for analyzing television news. Prerequisite: GOVT-110. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.

JLC-435/635 Gender and the Law 
Chana Barron
Wednesdays 2:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Gender and the Law (3) Gender and criminal, civil, and regulatory law. Criminal issues include sexual assault, prostitution, and the criminalization of pornography and sexual trafficking in women, and gender relations in the criminal justice system. Civil issues include marital and divorce laws and laws regarding reproduction. Other issues include sexual harassment and discrimination in housing, credit, insurance, employment, and education.

Additional 1-Credit Courses 

ANTH-215.001/.002 Sex, Gender & Culture 
ECON-374.001 Gender Roles in the Economy
HIST -220.002 Women in America since 1850
HIST-482.001 Capstone Seminar: Gender and History
HLTH-323.001 Issues in Women’s Health
PSYC-320.001 Women and Mental Health
SISU-260.001/002/003 Identity, Race, Gender & Culture 
SISU-310.003 Topics Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res: Gender and Peace Building 
WGSS-225.001/002 Gender, Politics & Power
WGSS-350.001 The Gay 80s
WGSS-350.002 Body and Society 
WGSS-350.003 Race and Incarceration
WGSS-350.005 Geography of Gender/Development in Africa  
WGSS-350.006 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: Queer Victorians 

Women and Politics Institute. Certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership

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