This course begins with "gender" as its theoretical focus and the substantive focus raises questions about scientific authority. The meaning of "science" is expanded to include medicine, the social sciences, and the use of scientific rhetoric in constructing public discourses of science. Focusing primarily on readings in British cultural history, the course introduces students to recent work in feminist studies as well as on the social construction of scientific knowledge.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS WMST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: (WMST101 OR [HIST254 or SISP254] OR HIST362) Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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