Oct 01, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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PBIO 2170 - Women in Science

Students explore the lives, discoveries and challenges of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) throughout history into the modern era, across a variety of disciplines. We evaluate policies, laws and other strategies that advance equity in opportunities and recognition for women in science worldwide. No majors credit; Does not satisfy Arts and Science: Natural Science distribution requirement.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to analyze and interpret research examining the effect of bias on the full participation and recognition of women and other underrepresented groups in science.
  • Students will be able to describe specific contributions made by women scientists, the particular challenges they faced and trends in participation throughout history.
  • Students will be able to explain specific contributions and research by women in a variety of STEM careers in the modern age.
  • Students will be able to create oral and written products individually and in groups that showcase advances in science and technology led by women in STEM.
  • Students will be able to debate the merits of regulations, policies and educational and workplace practices on the equitable participation of girls and women in science and their consequent effects on the larger society.

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