Postgraduate | TAS-HEJ715 | 2024
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About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Evaluate and assess the social, economic, and political implications of communicating science, technology and the environment at a local and global level.
- Critically evaluate the key principles, methods and concepts of science communication in a range of real-world scenarios.
- Design and produce media and communication materials.
- Communicate scientific ideas persuasively and ethically to an academic and general audience.
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Science communication has an increasingly vital role to play in a modern, global society. The growing awareness of the threat of climate change, along with the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, has highlighted the importance of the effective communication of science. This subject explores the social, political and ethical implications of science communication in a global society, and will consider: science in the media, science and public policy, science and advocacy, and public engagement with science. You will identify, apply and evaluate science communication strategies for diverse audiences using a range of media and technologies. The subject includes a non-compulsory field trip.
- Practical Media Production (20%)
- Interview and News Story (40%)
- Essay (40%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- TAS-SCM-GDI-2024 - Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication
- Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: Weekly online content, consisting of pre-recorded lectures, discussions, readings and activities. Non-compulsory scheduled field trip.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses