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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Describe the nature and purpose of scientific knowledge and inquiry in society
- Apply scientific practice and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems
- Identify and evaluate the role of ethical conduct and relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in applied sciences
- Use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for self-development
- What is science?
- How does science work?
- Hypotheses and theories
- Science and society
- Science communication
- Ethics and science
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No special requirements
This subject provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the nature of science and scientific knowledge, the methods of science, and the communication of science. You will encounter perspectives on the nature and role of science in society and examine what science is, the importance of science for sustainable development and the role of ethical conduct in scientific endeavour. You will develop and enhance your scientific literacy to a level that will enable informed interpretation, evaluation and communication of scientific information and an awareness of ethical conduct in scientific disciplines.
- Reflection (20%)
- Critique (30%)
- Portfolio (50%)