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Name: Nanotechnology: Content and Context
ID: col10418
Language: English (en)
Summary: 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.
Collection Subtype: Course
Keywords: chemistry, democracy and science, engineering, history of science, introduction to nanotechnology, physics, science policy, science studies, society and technology, sociology of scientific knowledge
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: Christopher Kelty (, John S. Hutchinson (
Copyright Holders: Christopher Kelty (
Maintainers: Christopher Kelty (, John S. Hutchinson (

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Jan 10, 2006 11:18 am US/Central
Last revision to collection: May 9, 2007 3:13 pm GMT-5


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