WGS.115 Gender and Technology

Class Info

Considers a wide range of issues related to the contemporary and historical use of technology, the development of new technologies, and the cultural representation of technology, including the role women have played in the development of technology and the effect of technological change on the roles of women and ideas of gender. Discusses the social implications of technology and its understanding and deployment in different cultural contexts. Investigates the relationships between technology and identity categories, such as gender, race, class, and sexuality. Examines how technology offers possibilities for new social relations and how to evaluate them.

This class has no prerequisites.

WGS.115 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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