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SC1101 - Science, Technology and Truth

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (45%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Group
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • weekly Tutorial assignments - (30%) - Individual.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Mrs Heather Robson, Dr Tasmin Rymer, Professor Ian Atkinson.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 27 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours workshops
  • 2 hours - Test
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Lecturer: Dr Simona Azzali.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 27 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours workshops
  • 2 hours - Test
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Lecturer: Dr Simona Azzali.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 41 hours - Combined lectures, workshops and tests.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Lecturer: Mr Abdul Rahim.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 41 hours - Combined lectures, workshops and tests.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Mrs Heather Robson, Assoc. Professor Simon Foale, Dr Tasmin Rymer, Professor Ian Atkinson.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 27 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours workshops
  • 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.