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ARTS 3006 - Science and Society

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Pre-Requisite: At least 48 units of undergraduate study
Assessment: 3 x Blog posts on workshops (approx 500 words), 2000 word essay 40%, Panel participation (Portfolio and 500 word reflection) 20%

Where does science fit in a post-truth world? If scientific knowledge is socially constructed, like experiential or other types of knowledge, does that mean that there is nothing special about scientific expertise? Recent geopolitical events, for example the “March for Science”, have highlighted the complex relationship between scientific knowledge and social, political and economic structures. In this course, we will examine current issues in science and society across key areas, for example climate change and energy, health and medicine, and food production, through a range of theoretical approaches including Public Understanding of Science, Science and Technology Studies and Social Studies of Science and Technology. We will also look at the contribution of other theories from sociology and philosophy, such as Feminism and Post-Colonialism, to our current understanding of the ‘science machine’. Students will also participate in masterclasses with leading scholars in the field, and work together to prepare a series of Q&A-style forums.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
15217 LE01 30 8 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
15218 WR01 30 8 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 11am - 1pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
1 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 11am - 1pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room