The following courses are approved for the Women, Policy and Political Leadership (WPPL) Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate Programs.
Core 3-Credit Courses
GOVT-483/683.001 - Women, Politics & Public Policy
Elizabeth Sherman Tuesdays, 5:30-8:00PM
This course explores a wide variety of issues of concern to women, including healthcare, welfare, educational equity, employment discrimination, and reproductive rights that are examined through the lens of the formal policy-making process. Prerequisite: GOVT-110. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.
GOVT-484/684.002 Women & Political Leadership
Karen O’Connor Wednesdays, 11:20AM-2:10PM
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. Prerequisite: GOVT-110. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA
Core 1-Credit Courses
GOVT-282.001 Introduction to Women and Politics
Connie Morella and Jennifer Lawless February 3-4, 2018 9AM to 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 The "State" of Women in Politics
Lucy Gettman and Jennifer Lawless
Feb 10-11, 2018, 9 AM to 5 PM
State legislatures and statewide offices are vital locations of political leadership and launch pads for higher office. 2018 is a big election year for more than 6000 legislators, governors, lieutenant governors, attorneys general, etc. Explore the status of women and how to increase their numbers.
GOVT 485/685.002 Women, Leadership, Politics and Power: Building Awareness, Tools & Capabilities for Success in Business and Politics
Laura Cox Kaplan & Jennifer Lawless
Date: March 3-4, 2018, 9 AM to 5 PM
This course will explore what makes women unique as leaders. We will look at and discuss leadership competencies, the science behind confidence and risk taking, and explore specific tools and practices to increase leadership potential. Students should come with an open mind and should be prepared to challenge themselves.
Additional 3-Credit Courses
ANTH-215.001/.002 Sex, Gender & Culture
ARTH-496/696.001 Select Topics: Gender in E. Asian Vis Culture
COMM-324.001 Race, Gen & Sexuality in Media
ECON-374.001 Gender Roles in the Economy
ECON-674.001 Gender Persp Econ Anlys: Micro
HIST-220.001 Women in America since 1850
HPRM-323.003/.004 Issues in Women's Health
JLC-435/635.001 Gender and the Law
JLC-413/696.001 Topics in Law & Social Science: Sex and the Law
PSYC-320.001 Women and Mental Health
SIS 619.018- Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Gender, Peace and Security