Fall 2022

Chemistry in Society

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-260

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Ren Wiscons (Section 01)

Description

In this discussion- and project-based course, students will learn about the historical context and systemic exclusion inherent to the development of western science. Students will explore the role that chemistry has played in human society and how social structures have, in turn, influenced the field of chemistry. With this context established, students will research contemporary strategies that are or have been employed to make the field of chemistry more inclusive within classroom and research settings. Students will then execute independent projects to more deeply explore the interconnectedness between topics of identity (such as race, sex, and socioeconomic status), inclusive practices, and Chemistry within the Amherst College community or broader communities.

If Overenrolled: In the case of over-enrollment, second-year and third-year Chemistry majors will be given priority.

Offerings

2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2022