GEOG 324: Women in Science


Natural Environmental Systems, Urban Economic Systems



Course Description

Science and technology permeate our society. Who practices science and the way in which science is conducted is socially constructed. Why is it then that women feel outside of "science" and continue to be underrepresented in many scientific fields?

In this course we will examine the history of women in science and address the current status of women in various scientific disciplines. We will spend time examining what we may consider both the "women question in science" and the "science question is feminism". We will also explore the representation of women of science as they are portrayed in literature and film. The objectives of this class are to discuss issues of science and gender using recent scholarly literature, to critique the various viewpoints, and to become familiar with the subject of women in science.

Course Format

Lectures and in-class discussion of assigned readings.