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    Vassar College
  Feb 22, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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WMST 277 - Feminist Approaches to Science and Technology

1 unit(s)
(Same as STS 277 ) In this course students examine the intersections of science and technology with the categories of gender, race, class, and sexuality. We explore the ways that science and technology help to construct these socio-cultural categories and how the constructions play out in society. Examples come from the history of science and technology, concerns about gender identity, health care, environmentalism, and equal opportunity in education and careers. Throughout the course, we ask how the social institution and power of science itself is affected by social categories. We also investigate alternative approaches to the construction of knowledge. Jill Schneiderman.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.

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