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

As taught in: 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.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Dr. Holly Sweet

Kayla Jacobs

Laurel Ruhlen

Course Features

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?