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					Gender + Technology

  Professor Marija Dalbello
http://scils.rutgers.edu/~dalbello/g+t/ITI340f2002home.html
Course Objectives
At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

•Understand feminist critiques of science/technology and comprehend
alternative strategies for thinking about technology as it affects women's
lives.

•Develop a critical analysis of a public policy area in technology that has
consequences for women.

•Recognize the importance and processes of innovation as they impact
women in technology-based industries.

•Engage in informal study groups and team projects to foster opportunities
for both male and female students to interact more productively.

•Identify the barriers to the recruitment and retention of women. Develop
recommendations regarding strategies to overcome barriers in the
workplace.
Organization of the Course


Module I - Gender as Cultural and Natural Construct



Module II - Women, Information Technology, Education, and
Employment



Module III - Social context and policy: Global and international
perspectives of women's work
Organization of the Course

Module I - Gender as Cultural and Natural Construct

        1. Gender and Identity
        2. Gender preferences in the use of technology
        3. Cybertechnologies
        4. Technocriticism
Organization of the Course


Module II - Women, Information Technology, Education, and
Employment

        1. Female achievements in Technoscience
        2. History of Women in Technology
        3. Information technology in the workplace
        4. Technology in the domestic sphere
Organization of the Course


Module III - Social context and policy: Global and international
perspectives of women's work

         1. Gendered public policies
         2. The Digital Divide
         3. The Technologies of Production: Women's Work in the First
                  and the Third World
         4. Connectivity and Community
         5. Ecology movements
•Do you believe that girls are
fundamentally different than boys?
•Traditional representation of
femininity in our culture implies that
emotion and intuition are most often
associated with women. Technology
is perceived as logical and
mechanistic that is fundamentally
opposed to this representation of
femininity.
•Sherry Turkle, who’s an MIT
professor, says that the computer is a
personal and cultural symbol of what
a woman is not. Do you agree?
•How could technology change if
girls start using computers more
often?
•Give reasons for and against
designing software along the lines of
traditional femininity.

				
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