Gender Issues in Academics and Academia OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Gender Studies Class by MIT

Published Jan 29, 2009

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Discover educational issues for males and females and how the classroom dynamics change for each in this OpenCourseWare. 'Gender Issues in Academics and Academia' is a free course offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that covers the differences between the way men and women learn and how this affects their education. This course has no prerequisites and is ideal for students pursuing a degree in Women and Gender Studies.

Gender Issues in Academics and Academia: Course Specifics

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Gender Issues in Academics and Academia: Course Description

This course covers the recent education of women and subjects that men excel in versus areas where women excel. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, introduces undergraduate students studying women and gender studies to the issues surrounding different genders in education. The pros and cons of same-sex schools are discussed, including the way women at all-female schools view men and vice versa, which can lead to problems in the future. This OpenCourseWare also explores standardized testing, educational legislation and dynamics in the classroom. MIT graduate students Kayla Jacobs and Laurel Ruhlen teach this course about the differences between how men and women are taught and treated in education situations with the supervision of Dr. Holly Sweet.

Lectures, notes, and a list of course readings is available for free online. To learn more about this OpenCourseWare, visit the Gender Issues in Academics course page._

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