Fall for 2017-2018
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Working individually in consultation with an advisor, students use their knowledge and skills to study a policy question of their choosing, using appropriate statistical techniques on large-sample datasets. Students learn about the research process generally and in the context of their own research. They formulate a research question, develop a conceptual framework and undertake empirical work to find an appropriate answer. Through this process, students gain an appreciation for the many steps and decisions that are needed to produce research and analysis in general terms and in the context of their own and their classmates’ projects.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None


Spring for 2017-2018
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Despite the tremendous gains made by women and girls in education, the workplace and the law during the past century, gender remains central to how we see ourselves and one another. This course explores the issues of sex and gender in American public policy and law. Federal and state legislation and case law on gender equity, including but not limited to Title IX and Title VII will be central texts. Legislation of family relationships in social welfare (TANF) and social insurance programs (Social Security) will be a second cornerstone of the course. (1.5 credits, 1st module)
Credits: 1.5
Prerequisites: None
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