Hangin' on the Telephone: A History of Women and Communications

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Hist of Women & Communications

Summer 2020

Taught By: Emily Bills

Section: A

CRN: 1917

Credits: 3

Almost as soon as telephones were invented, the daily work of creating connections between people became women's work. Over time, women became critical to certain kinds of employment in the communications industry,serving as operators, and working in electronics factories, while they were barred from higher paid "men's work," such as executive positions and working on the line. In this course, students investigate the relevance of gender, race, class and sexuality to the emergence and development of new technologies. We will consider a wide range of questions including: What role have women played in the development of technology, and how has technological change affected the roles of women and ideas of gender? How does technology offer possibilities for changing social relations and how should we evaluate these possibilities?

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: June 7, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 26, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:55am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/1/2020 - 8/2/2020