SCIENCE IN SOCIETY
Credit points: 15
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. SCI1SIS provides opportunities to discuss and debate global and local socio-scientific issues. Students will be presented with a diversity of values and viewpoints on these issues and will be guided to develop the necessary skills to communicate effectively with people holding a range of views. Students will work in groups on 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. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship entails a deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognize the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities - now and in the future.
Subject Co-ordinatorMartin Steinbauer
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartin Steinbauer
Directed ReadingWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
One two-hour online self study module per week.
LectureWeek: 31 - 31
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
One Argument Analysis (500 word equiv)
One group 15-minute movie documentary (700 word equiv)
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One individual essay (1000 word equiv)
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Online learning activities (6 quizzes 50 word equiv each, 300 words equiv total)
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Two 750 word reflective reports (1500 words total)