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SC1101 - Science, Technology and Truth

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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 human 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, 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

  • demonstrate knowledge of the history of the development of science and technology;
  • demonstrate knowledge of some of the key ideas and inventions in science and technology;
  • demonstrate an understanding of what is meant by good and bad science;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the 'scientific method' and ways of thinking about thinking.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (40%)
  • Invigilated > Presentations - (20%)
  • - (30%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (10%).

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Lecturers: Empro Helene Marsh, Mrs Heather Robson, Dr Anne Swinbourne, Dr Maree Corkeron, Assoc. Professor Robin Rodd, Assoc. Professor Simon Foale, Professor Michael Bird, <Person not found>, Mr Saul Gonzalez Murcia, Professor Ian Atkinson.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 27 hours lectures
  • 11 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson, Dr Neil Hutchinson
Lecturer: Mr Sim Guan Lim.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours lectures
  • 15 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Lecturers: Professor Stephen Williams, Empro Helene Marsh, Mrs Heather Robson, Dr Anne Swinbourne, Dr Maree Corkeron, Assoc. Professor Robin Rodd, Assoc. Professor Simon Foale, <Person not found>, Professor Ian Atkinson.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 27 hours lectures
  • 11 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 47, Internal (Pathway)
Census Date 13-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward
Lecturers: Miss Claudia Trave, Ms Daina Matthews.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 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.