University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 28, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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WMST 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. (HIST 305 and WMST 305 are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)

Prerequisite(s): CH 201  or CH 202  or CH 203  or CH 212  or HIST 101C  or HIST 102C  or WMST 101  or WMST 250 .

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

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