ES.242 | Spring 2004 | Undergraduate
Gender Issues in Academics and Academia
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 …
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?
Learning Resource Types
notes Lecture Notes
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.)