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Revamped Computer Science Classes Attracting More Women

[San Francisco Chronicle] Introductory computer science classes at UC Berkeley have been attracting more women in the last year, indicating that the underrepresentation of women in the field is beginning to show signs of evening out. The shift coincides with a reimagining of the classes meant to attract more women. Professor Dan Garcia’s introductory course for non-majors, for example, expanded the class beyond “just programming,” to make it “kind of right-brained as well,” he says. More>