On Wednesdays We Wear Pink: Understanding the Politics of Girl World

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink: Understanding the Politics of Girl World

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Course Description: In schools every year, young women are facing an increasing number of pressures at an alarmingly young age. According to several youth climate surveys, girls are now reporting higher rates of bullying victimization than boys. Nationwide, eight in ten girls have experienced sexual harassment at school, and rates of dating violence are increasing. Bullying and other pressures interfere with a student’s ability to successfully participate in academic and social activities. All students have the right to a safe and inclusive learning environment, but additional efforts must be made to address bullying among young women and their peer groups.

This course will examine the social pressures to which women are subjected on a daily basis and explore the educational environment through the lens of adolescent girls and their peers. Topics include the socially constructed standards of body image; gender inequity and double standards; the inner-politics of cliques; gossip; cyber-bullying; healthy relationships; and successful methods for confronting bullying behavior.

Activities in this course include the analysis of social theory, a study of issues facing teenage girls in today’s school systems, the application of evidence-based methods for confronting dating violence and relationships, and the development of resources for managing bullying behavior amongst female students and social groups.

Click here to view the entire course syllabus.

This is a one credit course.

Upcoming Sections:
April 23, 2017 - May 13, 2017
May 14, 2017 - June 3, 2017
June 4, 2017 - June 24, 2017
June 25, 2017 - July 15, 2017
July 16, 2017 - August 5, 2017
August 6, 2017 - August 26, 2017
August 27, 2017 - September 16, 2017
October 8, 2017 - October 28, 2017
November 19, 2017 - December 9, 2017

Course Fees: (Now through May 1--Rainy Day Sale: Save 40% off License Renewal and $25 off Grad Credit! Prices reflect discount, no code needed)

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $51
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $78
Para credit - $51
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $135
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA) - $215
Audit - $35

If you have any questions or would like to pay with a check, please contact academy@iowasafeschools.org or call 515.471.8024.

Graduate Credit Policy
Participants are limited to 12 graduate credits per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) from Drake University. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy
All course cancellations or requests to change credit type must be received in writing or electronically at least fourteen days prior to the class start date. All refunds requested before this deadline will be subject to a $40 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after this deadline, however, we can move you to a future session of the same course if possible. Iowa Safe Schools and ISEA reserve the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be issued. Cancelled courses may be rescheduled at a later date.

Transcripts
Please allow up to two to three weeks for transcripts to be processed following a course end date.  License renewal and paraeducator credit transcripts are available at https://www.iseatranscripts.org following a course's completion.  This transcript will represent all classes taken through ISEA over the past several years.  Drake Graduate transcripts may take longer to receive and will be sent directly to the individual. 

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