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Course Listing for POLITICAL SCIENCE - Summer 2020 (ALL: 05/19/2020 - 08/14/2020)
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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1022 POLS-304-01 Education and Immigration 1.00 SEM Chambers, Stefanie TBA TBA SOC Q1
  Enrollment limited to 6 Waitlist available: N
    Cross-listing: PBPL-817-01
  NOTE: This course will take place throughout a 6-week session scheduled to end on June 30.
  This course is designed to introduce students to urban educational policy, with particular focus on the major issues and challenges facing urban and suburban policymakers. After a brief overview of the shape and history of the American school system, we will move toward considering a variety of different perspectives on why it has proven so difficult to improve America's schools. We will examine standards-based, market-driven, professionally-led and networked models of reform, looking at their theories of change, implementation challenges, and the critiques leveled against these approaches. We will examine a variety of recent reform efforts at both the federal and state levels. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which immigration and educational policy interact.
1010 POLS-326-05 Gender, Politics, and Policy 1.00 LEC Chambers, Stefanie TR: 6:00PM-9:30PM TBA SOC Q1
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with AMST, EDUC, WMGS
  NOTE: This course will take place throughout a 5-week session scheduled to end on June 23.
  This course explores the role of gender in American politics. We will begin with an examination of the role of women and men in fighting for and against women's suffrage and the subsequent movement to achieve gender equality. We will consider the many ways men's inclusion and women's exclusion from our political system continues to shape contemporary politics and the distribution of power in American society. We will then examine a series of important questions such as: Why are women less likely than men to run for political office? Is America ready for a woman president? Once in office, do male and female politicians govern differently? The last third of the course examines a series of policy areas with respect to gender.