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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CAST 217 - Introduction to Feminist Science Studies

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS

This course investigates the scientific production of race, gender, and sexuality, particularly in the biosciences. We will consider such questions as: What is objectivity and why does it matter to scientific research? How do cultural assumptions about race, gender, sexuality, and ‘the body’ shape scientific knowledge production in different historical periods. Sources include theories and critiques of science, historical and contemporary science publications, and the Science section of the NY Times.

Enrollment Limit: 20
Instructor: E. Heiliger

Cross List Information: Cross-listed with GSFS 227
This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; Environmental Studies

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