Dr. Carol Colatrella
Students in this course will analyze scientific, literary, and historical representations of women as medical caregivers, patients, scientific researchers, and technologists and consider political and ethical issues related to gender and theories and practices of science and engineering. In analyzing how cultural myths of gender influence the development and reception of art, science, and technology, we will consider how social inequalities affect representations of science and technology and their deployment. Case studies will include examples from the history of science and medicine, domestic architecture and technologies, and reproductive technologies. Satisfies Humanities and Ethics Requirements.