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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 331 - Women & Science (3)

This interdisciplinary course in Women’s Studies and Natural Science introduces students to the complex and challenging relationship between women and science and technology across the globe. The course introduces students to the history of women and science and technology, including the ways in which female biology has been framed by philosophers, physicians, and scientists from the ancient Greeks to the present and ways in which science has used gender as a way to explain the natural world. The course examines examples of gender bias in the substance of science and technology on both a broad and individual basis, identifies gender stratification within scientific and technological professions, explores the ways in which women use science and technology regarding reproduction, and analyzes persistent barriers to women’s participation and advancement in STEM fields. PRE-2015 CORE: Level III. 2015 CORE: Social Justice & Civic Life, Transform, Global Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies. FA, odd years.