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SP.242 / ESG.SP242 Gender Issues in Academics and Academia, Spring 2004

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.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete set of readings and lecture notes.

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?


Kayla Jacobs
Laurel Ruhlen
Dr. Holly Sweet

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session



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