The following courses are approved for the Women, Policy and Political Leadership (WPPL) Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate Programs.
Core 3-Credit Courses
GOVT-482.001/682.001 Women and Politics
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. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: GOVT-110. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.
GOVT-484.001/684.001 Women & Political Leadership
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.
GOVT-485.002/685.002 Women, Law & Litigating Social Change
This course provides an understanding and overview of the historical efforts of women to participate fully in the legal process as well as their impact on that process. Students gain an understanding of the day-to-day constraints faced by, as well as contributions made by, women lawyers and judges, and think critically about the impact of how women in the legal process are portrayed in the media. The course consists of class lectures and insights from women who have participated in the legal system in a variety of roles from the state and local to the national level.
Core 1-Credit Courses
Introduction to Women and Politics
September 9-10, 2017, 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. $50 special fee applies to this section.
GOVT-485.001/685.001 Women, Politics and the Media
September 16-17, 2017, 9AM to 5PM
This class 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 class 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. $50 special fee applies to this section.
GOVT-485.003/685.003 The States of Women
September 23-24, 2017, 9AM to 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. This course explore the status of women legislators, governors, lieutenant governors, and attorney generals and how to increase their numbers. $50 special fee applies to this section.
Additional 3-Credit Courses
ANTH-215 Sex, Gender & Culture
ANTH-635 Race, Gender & Social Justice
ARTH-396.001 Gender/Sexuality in Ancient Art
AUAB-327 Netherlands: Sexuality/Gender
AWST-396.001 Women & Islam in Middle East
ECON-374 Gender Roles in the Economy
ECON-674 Gender Perspectives on Economic Analysis: Macroeconomics
EDU-596.002 Gender, Education and Development
GOVT-486 Feminist Political Theory
HPRM-245 Multicultural Health
HPRM-323 Issues in Women’s Health
JLC-435/635 Gender and the Law
PSYCH-545.001 Psych of Sex Simlrities & Diff
SIS-648 Gender and Development
SISU-260 Identity, Race, Gender & Cultr
SISU-306 Adv Int’l Studies Research: Gender and World Politics
SISU-348 Gender and Development
SISU-360 Topics in Iden/Race/Gend/Cultr: Gender in South Asia
SOCY-210 Power, Privilege & Inequality
SOCY-235 Gender in Transnational Perspective
SOCY-570 Sociology of Gender and Family
SOCY-669 Gender, Sexuality & Migration
WGSS-225 Gender, Politics & Power
WGSS-240 Sexuality Studies
WGSS-350.001 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Women & Islam in Middle East
WGSS-350.004 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Gender & Violence
WGSS-350.006 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Geograph of Gend/Dev in Africa
WGSS-496.001/696.001 Gender and Media
WGSS-496.002/696.002 Transnational Feminism
WGSS-500 Current Issues & Research
Additional 1-Credit Courses
WGSS-496.003/696.003 Reproductive Health and Justice