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Spring 2018-2019
* GSS 324 / AMS 324 (SA)   na, npdf

Science After Feminism

Catherine Taylor

Science is commonly held to be the objective, empirical pursuit of natural facts about the world. In this course, we will consider an array of theoretical, methodological, and substantive challenges that feminism has posed for this account of science, and for the practice of scientific knowledge production. In the course of this survey, we shall engage a number of key questions such as: is science gendered, racialized, ableist or classist? Does the presence or absence of women (and another marginalized individuals) lead to the production of different kinds of scientific knowledge?

Sample reading list:
Evelyn Fox Keller and Helen Longino (Eds), Science and Feminism
Heather Douglas, Science, Policy, and the Value Free Ideal
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Writing assignments: a) 6 short critical responses (2 pp., double spaced), worth 40% of final grade and b) final paper (2500-3000 words), worth 40% of final grade.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40523 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M        Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed