Rice University offers ‘Afrochemistry’ course for spring semester to study ‘black-life matter’

Rice University is offering its students an “Afrochemistry” course for the spring 2024 semester to educate them on “black-life matter” and address inequities in chemistry.

Titled “CHEM 125 001 AFROCHEMISTRY: THE STUDY OF BLACK-LIFE MATTER,” the course will have no final exam and a maximum section enrollment of 15, according to a course description shared by Rice University.

“Students will apply chemical tools and analysis to understand Black life in the U.S. and students will implement African American sensibilities to analyze chemistry,” the description reads.

“Diverse historical and contemporary scientists, intellectuals, and chemical discoveries will inform personal reflections and proposals for addressing inequities in chemistry and chemical education.”

The course is not limited to STEM students, and there are very few restrictions for students interested in taking the class.

“No prior knowledge of chemistry or
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