SCIENCE IN THE MEDIA

STC3SIM

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is delivered fully on-line. In this subject students will explore the different ways in which science is represented in the media and why scientific findings poses difficulties for journalists and often leads to under-reporting or misrepresentation. Integrating scientific and media perspectives through a case study approach, Science in the Media will offer an overview of scientific method, along with an overview of key elements of media practice -news values, production values, narrative and popular culture formats, along with media market-research methodologies and key concepts in media and communications theory.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Debrett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 120 credit points or coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects STC2SIM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInvestigating Science Communication in the Information Age: Implications for Public Engagement and Popular MediaRecommendedHolliman, R., Whitelegg, E., Scanlon, E., Smidt, S. and Thomas J., (eds)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2008
ReadingsPractising Science Communication in the Information Age: Theorising Professional Practices.RecommendedHollimahn, R., Whitelegg, E., Scanlon, E., Smidt, S. and Thomas J., (eds)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2008
ReadingsThe Sciences'Media Connection - Public Communication and its repercussionsRecommendedRodder, SimoneE-BOOK, DORDRECHT: SPRINGER

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Lawler

Class requirements

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 online.
"1 hour online video"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"2 hours of online forum and blogging"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Blogging : A weekly blog x 10 (400 words) Top 3 blogs (1200 words)25
Essay (2000 words)50
Weekly online discussion (400 words equivalent)25

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Lawler

Class requirements

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 online.
"1 hour online video"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"2 hours of online forum and blogging"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Blogging : A weekly blog x 10 (400 words) Top 3 blogs (1200 words)25
Essay (2000 words)50
Weekly online discussion (400 words equivalent)25

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Debrett

Class requirements

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 online.
"1 hour online video"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"2 hours of online forum and blogging"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Blogging : A weekly blog x 10 (400 words) Top 3 blogs (1200 words)25
Essay (2000 words)50
Weekly online discussion (400 words equivalent)25

Mildura, 2014, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Lawler

Class requirements

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 online.
"1 hour online video"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"2 hours of online forum and blogging"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Blogging : A weekly blog x 10 (400 words) Top 3 blogs (1200 words)25
Essay (2000 words)50
Weekly online discussion (400 words equivalent)25

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Lawler

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"2 hours of online forum and blogging"

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 online.
"1 hour online video"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Blogging : A weekly blog x 10 (400 words) Top 3 blogs (1200 words)25
Essay (2000 words)50
Weekly online discussion (400 words equivalent)25