GSST 025. Gender, Race, and Science

The first half of this course doubles as a survey in the history of science, evaluated through the lens of gender.  In this portion, we cover essential themes from the Renaissance through 18th-century Newtonianism. After midterm, we shift to multicultural topics, incorporating perspectives from philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies. By the end of this course, you will be conversant in many powerful themes that cut across time periods. These include science and faith; how objectivity and genius have been gendered and racialized; the key role of institutions in shaping science and its participation; the role of biography in grasping gender, race and science; and - last but certainly not least - how concepts of the human body have shifted across time according to changes in science and culture.
1 credit.
Eligible for GSST
Catalog chapter: Gender and Sexuality Studies  
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