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SC1101 - Science, Technology and Truth

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

An introduction to the development of science and technology, its methods, controversies, and fundamental role in society. The subject will examine approaches to science, key figures and their contributions, some of the big ideas of science, and future trends. It will encourage the development of critical thinking, academic collaboration, and the analysis and interpretation of ideas in science, and will provide an outstanding foundation for all students to become future change-makers regardless of their academic discipline.

Learning Outcomes

  • convey scientific ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently through well-developed written communication and oral presentation skills;
  • identify and generate solutions to complex science Megatrends by applying scientific knowledge, innovation and creativity in a multidisciplinary group setting;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the role and relevance of science and technology in society in the context of creating sustainable futures through the use of multidimensional analytical frameworks;
  • describe the iterative and testable nature of the scientific method and how scientific knowledge is created;
  • retrieve and evaluate information from a range of sources and employ critical thinking to assess bias and identify fallacies;
  • reflect on graduate employability by assessing your current skills, knowledge, experience and personal attributes with the goal of identifying gaps and mapping a personalised career action plan.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (45%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group & Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • weekly Tutorial assignments - (25%) - Individual.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Lecturers: Mrs Heather Robson, Dr Tasmin Rymer, Professor Ian Atkinson.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 3 hours seminars - 1 individual oral presentation and 1 group oral presentation
  • 2 hours test
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Lecturer: Dr Abdul Rahim Hamid.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 3 hours seminars - 1 individual oral presentation and 1 group oral presentation
  • 2 hours test
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Lecturers: Mrs Heather Robson, Assoc. Professor Simon Foale, Professor Hallam Stevens, Professor Ian Atkinson.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 3 hours seminars - 1 individual oral presentation and 1 group oral presentation
  • 2 hours test
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.