Presented at the NCSSS 2019 Professional Conference
Arts and Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology | Women's Studies
In this session, we will share the importance of teaching Gender Studies as an English elective in a STEM school. We will introduce our curriculum, including biological and socially constructed theories of gender and how these inform gender-related legal and social challenges in our world. Areas of focus include the role of gender in: politics, sports, media, literature, and culture. Our aim is to share our experiences and course materials with other humanities teachers and discuss and strategize ways to eliminate gender bias in our own schools as well as prepare students for the post-secondary world.
Micklo, Erin and Kind, Leah, "He, She, They, Them, Us: Teaching Gender Studies in a STEM Environment" (2019). Faculty Publications & Research. 25.