WGS.S10 History of Women in Science and Engineering

NEW course!                          
HASS credit
M 7-10PM
Room 4-231

Explores the historic roles of women in scientific and engineering endeavors. Examines what sociocultural obstacles women in these disciplines have faced, and how their challenges and successes have changed over time. The course provides a basic overview of the history of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Students will learn about specific contributions of women across a variety of disciplines and will gain a broad perspective on how these contributions played a larger role in the advancement of human knowledge and technological achievement. The class will also grapple with how both historic and modern biases within the STEM disciplines, as well as in representations of women and girls in media and popular culture, can affect outcomes in these areas.                                                                                     

M. Weinstock