Sophomore Seminar: Gender and Science|
Fall 2008 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Keller, Evelyn Fox, and Helen E. Longino, FEMINISM AND SCIENCE
Creager, Lunbeck, and Schiebinger, FEMINISM IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDICINE
Haraway, Donna, SIMIANS, CYBORGS, AND WOMEN: THE REINVENTION OF NATURE. NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE, 1991
Rossiter, WOMEN SCIENTISTS IN AMERICA
Daston and Galison, OBJECTIVITY
|Examination and Assignments: |
Attendance and active participation in discussion (25%), final exam (25%), short paper (5-7 pp) (20%), research paper (12-15 pp) (30%).
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