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SP.693 / WGS.693 Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A Problem-Based Learning Experiment

SP.693 / WGS.693 Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A Problem-Based Learning Experiment

What can we learn about science and technology–and what can we do with that knowledge? Who are "we" in these questions?–whose knowledge and expertise gets made into public policy, new medicines, topics of cultural and political discourse, science education, and so on? How can expertise and lay knowledge about science and technology be reconciled in a democratic society? How can we make sense of the interactions of living and non-living, humans and non-humans, individual and collectivities in the production of scientific knowledge and technologies? The course takes these questions as entry points into an ever-growing body of work to which feminist, anti-racist, and other critical analysts and activists have made significant contributions. The course also takes these questions as an... Show More
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