Spring 2022 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 482/682.001

Women and Politics
Lucy Gettman
Wednesdays 5:30 PM - 8 PM | Online

Women and Politics (3) 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.
 

GOVT 484/684.001

Women & Political Leadership
Susannah Wellford
Wednesdays 2:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Online

Women and Political Leadership (3) 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.
 

GOVT 485/685.001

Supreme Court and Women's Rights
Susan Green
Mondays & Thursdays | 8:10 AM - 9:25 AM

 

The Supreme Court and Women's Rights (3) examines the development of American law affecting women from the seventeenth century to the present. It focuses on Supreme Court cases addressing women's citizenship, voting rights, jury service, age of majority, military service, education, employment, sexual harassment, marriage, pregnancy and childbirth, and reproductive rights. 

Core 1-Credit Courses

GOVT 282.001 
Introduction to Women & Politics
Karen O'Connor
Saturday - Sunday | Jan 29-30, 2022 | 9 AM-5 PM | Online

Introduction to Women & Politics (1) This course is an intensive introduction to women and politics. Students in the course gain and 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 485/685.002
Women in the Legal Profession
Karen O'Connor 
Saturday - Sunday | Feb 26-27, 2022 | 9 AM-5 PM | Online

Women in the Legal Profession (1) This course provides students with an understanding of historical efforts for women to become members of the legal profession and the discrimination women have experienced as lawyers and judges. Students think critically about how women are portrayed in the media, look at the influence women have had at the level of the U.S. Supreme Court, and hear from women involved in the legal process in a variety of venues. Crosslist: GOVT-685-002.

GOVT 485/685.003
Women and the Levers of Influence: Understanding Influence to Shape Outcomes and Create the Life and Career You Want
Laura Cox Kaplan
Saturday - Saturday | Apr 16 & 23, 2022 | 9AM-5PM | Online

Women and the Levers of Influence (1) This course will increase students’ awareness of the essential building blocks to increase personal influence. We will discuss personal development tools, models, and frameworks -- many of which have been designed with the unique challenges present for women. Crosslist: GOVT-685-003.

GOVT 485/685.004
Women, Politics, and Media
Amanda Fuchs Miller 
Saturday - Sunday | Feb 12-13, 2022 | 9AM-5PM | Online

Women, Politics, and Media (1) This course acquaints students with important issues dealing with women, politics, and the media. While the numbers are improving, women are still underrepresented as candidates and elected officials, as well as 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 the same amount of coverage, and when they are covered by the media, they receive distinctly different coverage. This class gives students the opportunity to 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. Crosslist: GOVT-685-004.

Additional 3-Credit Courses

AFAM-350.007 Women of Color Feminisms
AMST-225.001 Native Women/Indigenous Femnst
ANTH-215.001/002 Sex, Gender & Culture
CRGC-350.001 Women of Color Feminisms
ECON-374.001 Gender Roles and the Economy
ECON-674 Gender Economics
HLTH-323.001/002 Issues in Women's Health
JLC-435/635.001 Gender and the Law
LTST-396.003 Women of Color Feminisms
MGMT-396.003 Wome in Organization Leadership
PHIL-416/616.001 Feminist Philosophy
PSYC-320.001 Women and Mental Health
SISU-260.001/002/003 Identity, Race, Gender & Culture
SISU-310.001 Gender and Peace Building
SIS-619.012 Gender, Peace, and Security
WGSS-225.001/002/003 Gender, Politics & Power
WGSS-340.001 Approaches to Queer Studies
WGSS-350.001 The Gay 80s
WGSS-350.002 Latina/o/x Sexualities
WGSS-350.003 Mental Health & Neuroqueerness
WGSS-350.004 Feminist Artists of Diaspora
WGSS-350.005 Queer African Film and Fiction
WGSS-350.007/010 Geo of Gender/Dev in Africa
WGSS-350.008 Spain: Long Walk to Equality
WGSS-350.009 Women of Color Feminisms
WGSS-400/600.001 Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Theory
WGSS-491/691.001 Internship

Additional 1-Credit Courses

SPA-085.901 Media Skills Training
GOVT 521.001 Running for Office
GOVT 524.001 Workshop on Ethics & Lobbying

 

Fall 2021 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 482/682.001

Women and Politics
Lucy Gettman
Wednesdays 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Women and Politics (3) 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.
 

GOVT 486/686.001

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. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA. Note: One course in political theory, philosophy, or women's and gender studies required.

Core 1-Credit Courses

GOVT 485/685.001 
The States and Women in Politics
Lucy Gettman 
Saturday - Sunday | Sept 11-12, 2021

The States and Women in Politics (1) State legislatures and statewide offices are vital locations of political leadership and launch pads for higher office. A record number of women state legislators and states will re-write the political landscape through decennial redistricting. This course explores the status and impact of women state legislators, governors, lieutenant governors, attorneys general, and other political leaders.

GOVT 485/685.002
Women and Advocacy
Amanda Fuchs Miller 
Saturday - Sunday | Oct 23-24, 2021 | Online

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.

GOVT 485/685.003
Politics of Reproductive Rights
Karen O'Connor 
Saturday - Sunday | Nov 6-7, 2021

Politics of Reproductive Rights (1) This class will examine the history of reproductive rights including contraceptives and abortion. With 6 of 9 Supreme Court Justices indicating their willingness to accept limits on both, we will try to evaluate where these rights are today. Experts on both sides of these issues will speak to the class.

GOVT 485/685.004
Women, Citizenship & the ERA
Rebecca DeWolf
Saturday - Sunday | Nov 13-14, 2021 | Online

Women, Citizenship, and the ERA (1) This course explores the Equal Rights Amendment's (ERA) past and present. Bringing together information from areas of history, law, gender studies, and political science, it invites students to consider what is next for the ERA and gives students the opportunity to look back on the ERA's legacy. 

Additional 3-Credit Courses

ANTH-215.001/.002 Sex, Gender & Culture*
ANTH-635.001 Race, Gender & Social Justice
ECON-374/674.001 Gender Roles and the Economy
GOVT-439.001 Politics of Peace in Northern Ireland
HLTH-323.001 Issues in Women’s Health
JLC-435/635.001 Gender and the Law*
RELG-486/686.002 Islam & Women: Sixth Century to the Present
SISU-260.001/002/003 Identity, Race, Gender & Culture
SISU-310.002 Gender and Conflict
SIS-348/648.001 Gender and Development
SOCY-352.001 Gender Relations & Social Change
SOCY-375.001 Gender, Poverty and Health 
SOCY 453/653.001 Intersectionality: Theory and Practice
WGSS-225.001/002/003 Gender, Politics & Power*
WGSS-296.001 Women in Asia
WGSS-400/600.001 Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Theory

Additional 1-Credit Courses

SIS-730.013 Gender Analysis and Development
WGSS-315.001 Reproductive Freedom
WGSS-315.002 Changing Roles of Women in North Korean Society

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

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