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Fall 2020
Jun 24, 2024
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HIST 31405 - Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics (STEM) And Gender
Credit Hours: 3.00. Scientific and technological innovation has been a cornerstone of American identity. How science and technology matters to gender, and gender matters to science and technology, will be explored through studying amateur and professional scientists and engineers, industrialization, education, sexual division of labor, and home and work spaces in twentieth century America. Examining technological, scientific, and engineering innovation through the lens of gender reveals changing relationships between men and women in modern America. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: History

Course Attributes:
GTC-Humanistic-Artistic, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Humanities, UC-Science, Tech & Society, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Appreciate the circumstances and history of technological innovation in relation to gender. 2. Understand and recognize how assumptions about gender may influence the practice of science and development of technologies during the late 19th and 20th centuries. 3. Analyze the design of objects to understand cultural consequences of their use. 4. Develop skills for reading critical historical commentaries and evaluating them. 5. Gain ability to question technological artifacts, practice, and knowledge in historical context.

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