Gender Issues in Academics and Academia

Piled higher and deeper comic strip.

A humorous take on how gender balance in classrooms may affect learning environments. (Image courtesy of "Piled Higher and Deeper" by Jorge Cham. Used with permission.)

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MIT Course Number

SP.242 / ES.SP242

As Taught In

Spring 2004

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

Does it matter in education whether or not you've got a Y chromosome? You bet it does. In this discussion-based seminar, we will explore why males vastly outrank females in math and science and career advancements (particularly in academia), and why girls get better grades and go to college more often than boys. Do the sexes have different learning styles? Are women denied advanced opportunities in academia and the workforce? How do family life and family decisions affect careers for both men and women?

Sweet, Holly, Kayla Jacobs, and Laurel Ruhlen. SP.242 Gender Issues in Academics and Academia, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/special-programs/sp-242-gender-issues-in-academics-and-academia-spring-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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