Science, Nature, and Gender





This seminar examines historical, philosophical, and social dimensions of science through the lens of gender. Students will pursue independent projects as well as explore methods in interdisciplinary and feminist pedagogy through the development of a General Education course on these themes for undergraduates. We will focus on the ways science has helped to construct and enforce cultural gender norms, as well as the ways gender valences scientific language, inflects science’s status as an authoritative social institution, and stratifies scientific communities. Course readings will offer a survey of central texts, theories, and methods in scholarship on gender and science. 

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