While a college education for men in the late 18th and 19th century emphasized languages—particularly Latin and Greek—higher education for women was viewed as training for mothers, but focused on botany, chemistry, geometry, history and philosophy. Things changed in the late 19th century, says UC Riverside education professor Margaret Nash, when science became linked to technology, resulting in occupations that paid more, which then became linked with what men and boys should study, she tells Charter Communications’ Brad Pomerance.

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