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Women & Politics Institute

Spring 2017 WPPL Courses

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

SISU-260.002/.003 Identity, Race, Gender & Culture

SISU-310.002 Topics Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res: Gender and Peace Building SOCY-352.001 Gender Relations & Soc Change

SOCY-375.001 Gender, Poverty & Health

WGSS 240.002/.003 Sexuality Studies WGSS-350.001 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Gay and Lesbian Documentary

WGSS-350.002 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Feminist Artist of Diaspora

WGSS-350.004 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Global Ecofeminisms

WGSS-350.005 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Geography of Gend/Dev in Africa

WGSS-350.006 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Spain: Long Walk to Equality

WGSS-350.007/AMST-340.001 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Sexuality and Social Media

WGSS-350.008 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Gender and Violence

WGSS-400/600.002 Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Theory

WGSS-491/691.001 Internship

WGSS-496/696.007 Select Topics: Women in the Wilderness