|Topic||Time Devoted to Each Topic||Activity|
|Session 1 Why Diversity Matters: Overview and Data||Week 1||Why Diversity Matters|
General introduction and overview to the course
The national data on diversity In S&E fields
|Session 2 Why Diversity Matters: Historical Evidence||Week 2 ||Why Diversity Matters|
Jennifer Light (2009).When computers were women.In Women In Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers, ed.
Margaret Layne. 179-210.Reston,VA,American Society for Civil Engineers.
|Session 3 Why Diversity Matters: Scientific and Epistemelogical Issues||Week 3||Why Diversity Matters|
Whose Science,Whose Knowledge?
Londa Schieblnger (2007).Getting more women Into science:Knowledge issues.Harvard Journal of Law
and Gender 30,365-378.
Professional Advancement:New Barriers
Sue Rosser (2012).The gender gap in patents.In Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science, lSQ-177. New York,New York University Press.
|Session 4 Social Construction of Knowledge||Week 4||Social Construction of Knowledge|
Language Matters - 1
Wayne,Marta (2000).Walking a tightrope:The feminist life of a drosophila biologist. NWSA Journal,
Language Matters- 2
Cohn,carol(1987).Sex and death in the rational world of defense Intellectuals,Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 12,no.4,687-718.
|Session 5 Social Construction of Knowledge||Week 5||Social Construction of Knowledge|
Milam,Erica L.(2012).Making males aggressive and females coy:Gender across the animal-human boundary.
SIGNS: Journal of Women In Culture and Society 37,935-959.
Jennifer Aengst and Unda L.Layne (2010).The need to bleed? A feminist technology assessment of menstrual suppressing birth control pills.
In Feminist Technology,ed.Unda Layne,Sharra Vostral,and Kate Boyer, pp.55-88.Chicago,University of Illinois Press.
|Session 6 Evaluation||Week 6||Overview and Review for Exam #1|
ln class Exam #1
|Session 7 Social Construction of Knowledge -- Asking Different Questions||Week 7||Social Construction of Knowledge|
Asking Different Questions
Chikako Takeshita (2011)."Keep life simple":Body/technology relationships In racialized
In The global biopolltics of the IUD: How science constructs contraceptive users and women's bodies,
Questions for Natural Scientists
Deboleena Roy (2008).Asking different questions:Feminist practices for the natural sciences. Hypatia 23,134- 157.
|Session 8 Social Construction of Knowledge: What is a feminist technology?||Week 8||Social Construction of Knowledge|
What is a feminist technology?
Deborah G.Johnson (2010). Sorting out the question of feminist technology.
In Feminist Technology, ed. Unda Layne,Sharra Vostral,and Kate Boyer,pp.36-54.Chicago,University of Illinois Press.
Rebecca M.Jordan-Young and Raffaella I.Rumiati(2012). Hardwired for Sexism? Approaches to Sex/Gender in Neuroscience.
In Neurofemlnlsm: Issues at the intersection of feminist theory and cognitive
science. Baslngstoke,Hampshire,GBR:Palgrave Macmillan.105-120.
|Session 9 Social Construction of Knowledge||Week 9||Social Construction of Knowledge|
The Master Molecule
Ruth Hubbard (2003).Science,power,gender:How DNA became the book of life.SIGNS: Journal of Women In
Culture and Society 28,791·799.
Sarah S.Richardson (2012).Sexing the X:How the X became the "female chromosome."SIGNS: Journal of
Women in Culture and Society 37,909-933.
|Session 10 Social Construction of Knowledge||Week 10||Social Construction of Knowledge|
Rajani Bhatia (2010).Constructing gender from inside out:Sex selection practices In the United
States.Feminist Studies 36,260 292.
Fausto Sterllng, Anne (2005).The Bare Bones of Sex:Part 1 Sex and Gender.Signs: Journal of
Women In Culture & Society,30,no. 2,1491 1527.
|Session 11 Social Construction of Knowledge: Genetic Technologies||Week 11||Social Construction of Knowledge|
Dorothy E.Roberts (2009).Race,gender,and genetic technologies:A new reproductive dystopia?
SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 34,784-804.
Overview and review for Exam 1#2
|Session 12 Evaluation and Begin next unit||Week 12||In-class Exam #2|
Identifying Theoretical Strengths and Limitations
Technological empowerment 1
Jesse Daniels (2009).Rethinking cyberfeminism(s):Race,gender,and embodiment.
|Session 13 Identifying Theoretical Strengths and Limitations||Week 13||Identifying Theoretical Strengths and Limitations|
Technological empowerment 2
Virginia Eubanks (2012).Technologies of Citizenship.Chapter 5 In her Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice is the Information Age. 82-98. cambridge,MA: MIT Press
Facts and truths as social knowledge
Donna Haraway (1991).Situated knowledges: The science question In feminism and the privilege of
In Simians,Cyborgs,and Women: The Reinvention of Nature,183-201.New York,
|Session 14 Identifying Theoretical Strengths and Limitations: Begin Student Presentations||Week 14||Identifying Theoretical Strengths and Limitations|
Animals and Humans
Lynda Blrke,Mette Bryld,& Nina Lykke (2004). Animal performances: An exploration of Intersections between feminist science studies and studies of human/animal relationships.Feminist Theory S,167-18
|Session 15 Identifying Theoretical Strengths and Limitations: Student Presentations||Week 15||Identifying Theoretical Strengths and Limitations|
Student Presentations.Readings and topics to come.
|Session 16 -- Final Exam||Week 16||Final Exam|