CORE 002 SC - Misrepresentation of Women in Society and Science
This course examines representations of women constructed from seemingly scientific evidence. We will examine the way in which social and natural science studies from the 1800s to the present construct ideas of gender, female fragility and feminine normalcy, thus contributing to the objectification and devaluing of women. We will critique the misuse of these studies and describe how such misuse contributes to harmful stereotypes that linger today. Finally, we will examine how the idea of scientific "truth" shifts when those seeking the truth are women.
Course Credit: 1.0
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