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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Interdisciplinary Studies

IDS 260 (NW; W) Women Naturalists of the Western Americas (1)

The course will include lectures, reading of primary literature, field work, and journaling. Students will also critique and analyze traditional approaches to the natural sciences. Students will review selected research articles and readings with a focus on women's career development; specifically, the influence of gender roles identity on the participation of girls and boys in science classes. Students will develop writing and communication skills that are used by naturalists (male and female) to include field notes, formal plant descriptions, biography, and autobiography.

Mode of Inquiry: Understanding the Natural World

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Rose