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- 24 Jul 2023
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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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In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
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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 field trip.
- Practical Media Production (20%)
- Interview and News Story (40%)
- Essay (40%)
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