Viewing: PS 418 / WGS 418 : Gender Law and Policies

Last approved: Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:01:09 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:47:06 GMT

Changes proposed by: secamill
Change Type
Major
PS (Political Science)
418
018157
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
WGS
Gender Law and Policies
Gender Law & Pol
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Political Science (16PS)
45.1001
Political Science and Government, General.
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Years
Spring 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Joseph Simons-Rudolph
Teaching Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2222Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: 3 hours of Political Science

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16PSBABA Political Science Elective
16PSAMBA Political Science: American Politics Elective
16PSLJJBA Political Science: Law and Justice, Justice Systems Elective
16PSLJLBA Political Science: Law and Justice, Law and Theory Elective
16PSPUBBA Political Science: Public Policy Elective
16PSBSBS Political Science Elective
16OSMPolitical Science Minor Elective
Law and policy pertaining to contemporary gender issues. Examination of agenda setting, policy formation, implementation, judicial interpretation and evaluation of selected issues, such as reproductive policies, equal employment and sexual abuse.

Formal GEP review and adding to CourseLeaf system.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
US Diversity
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 
Students will be able to demonstrate expertise with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, legal arguments, policy developments, and historical trends in the field of Gender Law and Policy.
 
 
Core Area Summaries
These assignments will have students summarize themes across a series of Legal cases and relate them back to Gender theory. The issues in the cases become increasingly complex and rely on a more nuanced interpretation of the themes that tie them together.
 
 
Students will be able to apply principles, theory, and research to analyze the impact of legal and policy decisions at the individual, social, organizational, and community levels.
 
 
Final Legal/Policy Paper:
Sample prompt: Apply the gender theory and legal foundations to a specific gender-related issue. Integrate the empirical perspectives on the issue with current legal discussion and propose a solution or approach for moving the conversation forward.
 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
No restrictions.
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
n/a
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
Prerequisite: 3 hours of Political Science
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
none
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
no change
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
no change
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
no change
Course is already a regular offering within the PS Department and will continue to be.

Law and policy pertaining to contemporary gender issues. Examination of agenda setting, policy formation, implementation, judicial interpretation and evaluation of selected issues, such as reproductive policies, equal employment and sexual abuse.


Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be able to use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, as well as the scientific approach to identify and analyze gender issues in law and policies.

2. Students will be able to demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, legal arguments, policy developments, and historical trends in the field of Gender Law and Policy.

3. Students will be able to apply research methods to critique empirical research, legal briefs and decisions, as well as legislative policy documents relating to gender law and policy.

4. Students will be able to apply principles, theory, and research to analyze the impact of legal and policy decisions at the individual, social, organizational, and community levels.

5. Students will be able to value empirical evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of Political Science, Gender Studies, Law, and Policy.

6. Students will be able to value consideration of diversity, inclusion, ethical action, and other related values that are the underpinnings of the field of Political Science, Gender, Law and Policy.

7. Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats (written, oral, electronic) through in-class and online discussion, presentations, and a variety of written assignments.

8. Students will be able to recognize and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation20Participate in class or online discussions
Test402 exams
Major Paper40Final term paper
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabus

aeherget (Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:47:06 GMT): AECHH: Oct. 19, 2018 CUE Meeting the members approved PS/WGS 418 with the following friendly suggestions: -Meeting with the office of assessment to include more specific language in the student learning outcomes. -Members also suggested providing an example, sample, or more information about the core area summary assignments.
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