HSS614: Women's history of science

        [Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:0, Lb:0]

Course Outline

This course will examine history of science, both in the West and in India, from a women’s perspective.

Women have been conspicuous in the enterprise of science by their absence: a handful of notable exceptions prove the rule of their exclusion from the professional world of science.

The course will ask the question: Why? Why has the world of science been a world without women, for most of its history? What is the extent of progress that women have made over the last 100 years of so? And what structural obstacles still remain?

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