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Heidi Berggren

Associate Professor

Political Science

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Liberal Arts 328


Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Theory and practice of national government in Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court, and the interaction of these institutions with interest groups, political parties, public opinion and the mass media.

Theory and practice of national government in Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court, and the interaction of these institutions with interest groups, political parties, public opinion and the mass media.

Theory and practice of national government in Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court, and the interaction of these institutions with interest groups, political parties, public opinion and the mass media.

Students analyze and debate the politics surrounding the public policies that comprise the U.S. social safety net, including social security, welfare, education benefits and more

An examination of the impact of gender as a variable in American politics. The course analyzes women in the electorate as candidates, as office holders, and as political participants, including participation in political organizations and lobbying groups. Cross-listed as WMS 332.

Trends, controversies, laws, policies and politics relating both to women's control over their fertility and to reproductive health in the United States. The areas covered include abortion, birth control, sterilization, sex education, sexually-transmitted disease (STD) prevention, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), the birthing process, and infant-feeding. We leanr differing feminist perspective relevant to these areas.

Trends, controversies, laws, policies and politics relating both to women's control over their fertility and to reproductive health in the United States. The areas covered include abortion, birth control, sterilization, sex education, sexually-transmitted disease (STD) prevention, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), the birthing process, and infant-feeding. We leanr differing feminist perspective relevant to these areas.

Examines public policies and landmark Supreme Court opinions relating to gender equality and women's interests in the United States. Topics may include educational policies, employment policies, child care policies, health care policies, reproductive rights, and policies relating to women as criminals. Cross-listed as PST 354 and WMS 339.

Available topics seminar in the field of Comparative Politics. Repeatable with change in content.

Students analyze and debate the politics surrounding the public policies that comprise the U.S. social safety net, including social security, welfare, education benefits and more

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Theory and practice of national government in Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court, and the interaction of these institutions with interest groups, political parties, public opinion and the mass media.
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Research

Research Interests

  • Co-housing Movement
  • Work-Family Policy
  • Social Policy
  • Gender and Politics
  • Gender-Role Attitudes

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