Gender and Technology
|This course is offered in the ITI major at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
In this course, we use readings, writing and class discussion to:
+Understand feminist critiques of science/technology.
+Understand strategies for thinking about technology as it affects everyday life.
+Develop a critical analysis of a public policy area in technology that has consequences for gender.
+Recognize the importance and processes of innovation as they impact gender in technology-based industries.
+Engage in informal study groups and team projects to foster opportunities for students to interact creatively and productively.
+Identify the barriers to the recruitment and retention of women in technology industries.
+Develop recommendations regarding strategies to overcome barriers in the workplace.