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Gender Studies: Science and Technology

How are women and men, and ideas about masculinity and femininity, influencing science and what happens when technology is understood as gendered?

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge about how gender influences, shapes and structures how science is done and what kind of technology is developed and how it is used. We will raise issues such as cyborgs, the gender of engineers and reproductive technology, as well as questioning if women and feminism has changed science.

Furthermore, the course will explore how gender issues have been an integral part of the organisation and institutionalization of the natural sciences and engineering thus influ-encing women’s and men’s careers.

The course is conducted in the form of lectures, seminars where the students are expected to be active and prepared, and finally the students will write a paper where they can focus on a topic relevant for the course out of their own choice and interest.

The course is intended for students from the Faculties of Social Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Engineering. The course is 7,5 hp and runs every fall semester.

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Course Documents

Syllabus, GNVB05

Literature, fall semester 2014
PDF icongnvb05_litteratur.pdf

Department of Gender Studies
Visiting address: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14, House M, Lund
Postal address: Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Phone +46 46-222 00 00 (operator)
Fax: 046-222 40 04

Faculty of Social Sciences