University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

SCIENCE 4030 - Emerging Issues in Science and Society

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Mixed mode - flexible and/or intensive
Restriction: Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours program
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: Assignments and essay

This course will examine science-related issues that affect society, as well as social issues that affect science. Implications for science policy, science education, science communication and scientific research will be considered. Students will work in teams to examine specific science-related issues that affect society and make recommendations for action. Students will prepare evidence briefs to inform decision makers. Students will examine specific social issues that affect science, and prepare position statements on these issues. This course will provide historical perspective on the roles of science in society. It will enhance students’ skills in team work, critical thinking, creative thinking and problem-solving to address issues in science and society.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

Study Level

Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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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 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
18587 WR01 20 17 27 Apr - 1 Jun Monday 2pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
18611 TU01 20 17 27 Apr - 1 Jun Monday 11am - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 11am - 1pm Nexus10, UB40, Teaching Room