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 Sci-ences and Engineering.