UAPP110: Changing the World and Public Policy
"Going Green", the haves and have nots, relevant politics - all huge contemporary issues. Can you get a job AND make a difference? Public Policy addresses such issues and begins with you. Examines basic policy concepts/strategies used by citizens, government and other societal institutions.
UAPP225: Crafting Public Policy
Explores how the processes of public policy operate from agenda setting through formulation and legitimation, to implementation and eventual evaluation with examples drawn from several areas of policy (e.g., health, education, environment). Focus primarily on domestic public policy.
UAPP325: Public Policy Analysis
Introduction to the basic principles and concepts of policy analysis. Practice application through problem solving and critical examination of analyses conducted by prominent research groups within the field as well as through case study problem-solving.
WOMS 201– Intro to Women’s Studies
This course introduces students to the key topics, approaches, and debates in the interdisciplinary field of Women’s and Gender Studies from a global perspective, examining the ways in which sex and gender are manifested in social, economic, cultural, and political arenas around the world. Students will explore the primary core concepts of Women’s and Gender Studies including issues related to the intersections of multiple identities and statuses such as sex, gender, sexual identity, race, and class. The course will address the global development and history of feminist activism and theory through a comparative and transnational perspective, and will allow students to see the value of the discipline’s core concepts as they are utilized as analytical tools in a variety of global contexts.
WOMS 205- Women in the Arts and Humanities: Women and Popular Music
Designed for non-music majors, this introduction to women’s popular music explores its origins in Anglo and African American traditions, and uses the lives and artistry of the major tradition bearers as an index to a variety of musical genres including but not limited to blues, jazz, country, rock and roll, opera, Broadway musicals, and contemporary popular music. The impact of sexism, racism, and class bias on the performers, the production and scholarship of women’s popular music will also be discussed.
POSC/WOMS 317 Politics and Gender (TR 12:30-1:45pm, G.Bauer)
This class aims to introduce students to current issues around gender and politics around the world. Some of the questions we address include: Why are men overrepresented in politics? Why is the USA ranked so low in terms of women’s representation in Congress? What is a feminist foreign policy – as followed in Sweden? What are other ways of understanding gender, for example, in Nigeria, and participation in politics? Why might there be more women in elected office in an autocracy, like Rwanda, than a democracy, like the USA? Has democracy failed women? The class relies on significant student participation and interaction and includes visits from politicians and other practitioners from the field
WOMS 324: Feminism and Sexualities: Oscar Wilde, Women & Sexualities (TR 12:30-1:45pm, M. Stetz)
This course in the history of sexualities, as seen through the life and work of Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), considers what Wilde meant to his contemporaries in the late 19th century and how his political legacy has been interpreted and shaped through a variety of media since his death, focusing attention on his importance not only to LGBTQ movements, but also to women’s rights movements. Texts are drawn from Wilde’s plays and fiction, along with later adaptations of these works and representations of Wilde as a figure, such as Louis Edwards’s 2003 novel Oscar Wilde Discovers America, about Wilde’s African American valet. We will also consider Wilde's importance to the world of fashion, especially in the 2019 Metropolitan Museum gala and exhibition, Camp: Notes on Fashion.
WOMS 332: Global Identities: Race, Gender, Ethnicity (TR 6:00 to 10:00pm, P. Sloane-White)
This course crosses the globe via a real-time videoconference to understand issues of gender, race, ethnicity, social class and privilege, sexuality, and nation in two different settings: the U.S. and in the multiracial, multiethnic, multireligious Southeast Asian country of Malaysia. It joins students at UD with students at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), in Malaysia. We engage in a global conversation: seeking to understand, debate, and clarify similarities and differences in your lives, cultures, and identities, focusing closely on the experiences of race, gender, and ethnicity. Students in both settings share the same syllabus and jointly read, discuss, debate, and analyze key theoretical, ethnographic, and popular literature on modernization, gender and sexuality, culture, race, ethnicity, religion, economy, and social life in both societies . . . and explore and learn each other’s worlds and challenges.