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Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Environment
Why are there so few women in some fields of science, medicine, and engineering? Would science be different if more women were involved? This course analyzes current debates about gender in technical fields. We also explore "Gendered Innovations," which examines how sex and gender analysis can enhance science and technology. We will look at concrete examples of how taking gender into account has yielded important new research results in medicine, biology, engineering, and archaeology. Questions remain concerning whether gender analysis has anything to offer physics, mathematics, computer science, or chemistry. Finally, we examine the many efforts underway nationally and internationally to transform science, medicine, and engineering into fields where both women and men can flourish. For a video of Professor Schiebinger discussing this topic, go to: genderedinnovations.stanford.edu/what-is-gendered-innovations.html. Classes consist of lively discussions of selected readings plus sessions with distinguished visitors.
This course fulfills the second-level Writing and Rhetoric Requirement (WRITE 2) and emphasizes oral and multimedia presentation.