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Science, Technology, and Society (S T S)

S T S 157 (US) (WMNST 157) Science, Technology, and Gender (3) The role of women and gender in science, technology, and engineering.

S T S (WMNST) 157 Science, Technology, and Gender (3)
(GS;US)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.


S T S/WMST 157 examines the role of gender in science, engineering, and technology. The course offers a broad interdisciplinary overview of scholarly research and theory pertaining to women and issues of gender in science, engineering, and technology. The course is interdisciplinary (drawing materials from the natural and social sciences) and cross-cultural (taking a comparative approach to western and non-western sciences and technologies), and it examines the ways that different beliefs and practices related to gender have shaped the practice of science in different times and places. Students study great women scientists and also barriers institutional and ideological - that women have had to overcome in order to participate in science, asking how the presence and absence of women have affected those studies. Students will be graded by several quizzes and two short exams during the semester. To evaluate progress in developing critical thinking skills, the students will be required to write a response journal and/or response papers to major topic areas during the semester. Also, one individual or group presentation will be required. These instruments enable the instructor to assess students' acquisition of knowledge relevant to the general objectives of General Education.


General Education: None
Diversity: US
Bachelor of Arts: Social and Behavioral Science
Effective: Fall 2011

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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