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Sophomore Seminar: Gender and Science
HIST 186
Fall 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 286, SISP 286

This course provides an introduction to the study of the interaction of gender and science. Our culture is filled with numerous and often conflicting mythologies and stories about how science functions and how it has developed. Some stories are that science objectively and impersonally discovers the truth about the natural world. Other stories note that science has not been so unbiased, that women have been excluded from participating in the science, and that ideas of sex and gender difference developed by the sciences have been biased. By giving special attention to the persona of the scientist, we will examine how such stories have developed in the physical, biological, and social sciences since the Enlightenment.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAY-27-2024
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