Science Revealed: Science, Technology and Society

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Science Revealed: Science, Technology and Society

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    What is Science - the nature and processes of science; The Scientific Community - academic, industrial and government science; Science and Public Issues - controversy and closure in Science; Science and Ethics - misconduct, ethics and ethical codes; Science, Technology and the Future - the meaning of technology, the impact of science upon technology, effects of technology in the future. Incompatible: 1406SCE Science, Technology & Society, 1402BPS Science Technology & Society, 1006ENV Topics in Environmental Sciences

    Course Aims
    Science is a major factor in transforming the world. It affects both our views of ourselves and the universe, and, through technology, changes our lives. An understanding of the nature and importance of science and technology in the modern world is vital, not only to those who work within science, but to all educated people.

    This course acts as a bridge between the students' previous experience and further study in science and other courses. In particular it introduces students to the broader issues of the social, economic and political issues of science and technology. The course provides the basis for the acquisition and development of an appreciation of the place of science studies in the wider technological and social context.

    As a supplement to this, the course also assists students to develop skills in writing, information searching and referencing, which will stand them in good stead in many careers. The course also has a substantial indigenous component.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1.Understand the nature of science and technology and their places in modern societies demonstrated by an ability to outline their key attributes and relationships. Develop an analytical and critical approach to questions involving the subject-matter of the course, demonstrated by an ability to formulate and answer important questions on the subject matter. Show a capacity to present the results in a well-structured and logical form. Show a capacity to locate, comprehend and reference research materials bearing on specific relevant questions.
    2.Develop an analytical and critical approach to questions involving the subject-matter of the course, demonstrated by an ability to formulate and answer important questions on the subject matter.
    3.Show a capacity to present the results in a well-structured and logical form.
    4.Show a capacity to locate, comprehend and reference research materials bearing on specific relevant questions.

    Assesment Summary
    Online Quiz 1-Weighted 4%/4
    First Essay-Weighted 25%/25
    First Interteach (Written Assignment)-Weighted 6%/6
    Online Quiz 2-Weighted 4%/4
    Second Interteach (Written Assignment)-Weighed 6%/6
    Online Quiz 3-Weighted 4%/4
    Third Interteach (Written Assignment)-Weighted 6%/6
    Online Quiz 4-Weighted 4%/4
    Second Essay-Weighted 25%/25
    Fourth Interteach (Written Assignment)-Weighted 6%/6
    Online Quiz 5-Weighted 4%/4
    Fifth Interteach (Written Assignment)-Weighted 6%/6

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.