This is an NSF-funded (Grant No. EEC-0407237) Rice University course called "Nanotechnology: Context and Content." The goal is to teach students some basic nanoscience/nanotechnology by putting it in a social and cultural context. Students are expected to learn both some basic science and technology and at the same time, some techniques for understanding the social and cultural significance, role, and possible effects of this emerging science. Students from from all majors are encouraged to take this class. In addition, students are expected to assist each other in learning and discussing the content and the context, and to maintain respect for both the scientific and the social and cultural approaches. Many modules in this course are the result of students work in previous iterations of the class.
Instructor: Christopher Kelty, Kristen Kulinowski, John Hutchinson
Anth 235/Chem 235
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