SCIENCE IN SOCIETY

SCI1SIS

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the nature of science in the context of current debates about Science in Society. Students will explore what science is, how it works and how science and society interrelate. A small number of socio-scientific issues will be explored in terms of both the basic science fundamental to the issue and what the issue highlights about the nature of science. Students will choose one socio-scientific issue and apply their knowledge to evaluate the arguments, evidence and misconceptions about science presented as part of debate about the issue. Science in Society provides opportunities for students to develop their critical thinking skills to gain a "big-picture" understanding of science.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTania Blanksby

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Brosche

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 21
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 21
One 2.0 hours directed reading every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One two-hour online self study module per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 5-minute Oral Analysis10
One group 15-minute movie documentary25
One individual essay equivalent to 1000 words20
Online learning activities30
Two 750 word reflective reports15

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTania Blanksby

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours directed reading every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One two-hour online self study module per week."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 5-minute Oral Analysis10
One group 15-minute movie documentary25
One individual essay equivalent to 1000 words20
Online learning activities30
Two 750 word reflective reports15

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTania Blanksby

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One two-hour online self study module per week."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 5-minute Oral Analysis10
One group 15-minute movie documentary25
One individual essay equivalent to 1000 words20
Online learning activities30
Two 750 word reflective reports15