UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SCOM5302 Contemporary Issues in Science Communication

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Students develop a deeper understanding of the discipline of science communication. They show an advanced understanding of theoretical concepts. Students are able to construct arguments and share their professional opinions with regards to disciplines specific issues.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand theories underlying science communication; and (2) construct arguments and opinions regarding controversial issues in science communication.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) pre-readings—students are assigned advanced material that they need to read and respond to; (2) seminar series—guest speakers are called in to debate controversial topics in the field and students must attend and respond; and (3) essay—students need to prepare an essay on a science communication topic of their choice. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Miriam Sullivan and Associate Professor Julian Partridge
Contact hours as arranged with unit coordinator
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SCOM5302/SEM-2/2017

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