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HIST 305 - Women and Science: A Historical and Biographical Perspective

(3 units) CO9, CO10
Lives and careers of women scientists are explored. Focus is on research, intellectual development and interactions with scientific communities, institutions and major theories that carry the legacy of gendered science.

Prerequisite(s): CH 201  or CH 202  or CH 203  or HIST 101C  or HIST 102C  or WMST 101  or WMST 250 .

Units of Lecture: 3
Core Status: Diversity, CO9, CO10
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to identify gender specific cultural values that played a role in the construction of scientific theory in evolutionary biology, anthropology and medicine. 
2. Students will be able to describe how the institutionalization of science in the early modern period, as well as contemporary institutions, impact women scientists in their career trajectories.
3. Students will be able to describe how theories about the female body and the female mind have impacted the opportunities for women to function within research communities. 
4. Students will be able to analyze how primatology and anthropology have has impacted by gender both in theory and in practice.
5. Students will be able to describe how the development of laboratory science and fieldwork standards have impacted the roles of men and women within science.
6. Students will be able to identify the ways in which gender neutrality efforts have been carried out in recent times. 
7. Students will be able to analyze the representations of women scientists in the media.


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