Spring 2019 WPPL Courses

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

Core 3-Credit Courses

Spring 2019 Courses

GOVT 482/682.001
Women and Politics
Karen O'Connor 
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. Crosslist: GOVT-682. Prerequisite: GOVT-110. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.  

GOVT 483/683.001  
Women, Politics & Public Policy 
Elizabeth Sherman
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 GOVT683. Prerequisite: GOVT-110 Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.

Core 1-Credit Courses

Weekend Courses - Spring 2019

Introduction to Women and Politics
Connie Morella
February 2-3 (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.

Women, Politics & the Media
Karen O'Connor
March 23-24 (9AM-5PM)
This course 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 course 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.

Additional 3-Credit Courses

Spring 2019

3-Credit Courses 
AFAM-396.001Select Topics: Feminist Arts of Diaspora
AFAM-396.002/AMST-330.001 Select Topics: Beyoncé: Race, Gender, Sexuality 
ANTH-215.001/.002 Sex, Gender & Culture  
ANTH-439/639.001 Language & Gender Across Cultures
AWST-396.001Select Topics: Women & Islam in the Middle East 
ECON-374.001 Gender Roles in the Economy
GOVT 496/696.003 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 
SPA-096.001 Media Training Skills  
SISU-260.001/002/003/004 Identity, Race, Gender & Culture  
SISU-310.003 Topics Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res: Gender and Peace Building SISU 619.017 Special Studies in Int’l Pol: Gender, Peace and Security  
WGSS-350.001 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Feminist Arts of Diaspora
WGSS-350.002 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Women & Islam in the Middle East
WGSS-350.003 Interpreting Gender in Culture: The Gay 80s
WGSS-350.004 Select Topics: Beyoncé: Race, Gender, Sexuality
WGSS-350.005 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Spain: Long Walk to Equality WGSS-350.006 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Geography of Gender/Dev in Africa  
WGSS-400/600.001 Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Theory  
WGSS-491/691.001 Internship  
1-Credit Courses  
WGSS-496/696.003 Select Topics: Women in the Wilderness