• Offered by Centre for the Public Awareness of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Science Communication
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr William Grant
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course SCOM6012
  • Offered in Winter Session 2017
    See Future Offerings

If you are unable to access the Winter Session in ISIS please contact the course convener directly.

The internet and social media sit at the heart of the modern communication of scientific information. But are you using the web in the best possible ways to communicate?
 
This intensive course focuses on providing you with the skills and knowledge so you can triumph when using the internet to communicate your science.
 
Topics include writing for the web, using analytics, best social media engagement, video and podcasting, mapping and infographics, Wikipedia and the frontiers of social media.

Other Information

This course requires students to attend a week intensive course (35 hrs) in person. The other coursework requirements can be completed online. The intensive week is held in the June/July teaching break each year. There may be some short online tutorials or pre-reading before the intensive week, and students will complete the assessment in the weeks or months after the intensive week. See http://cpas.anu.edu.au/study/short-courses/anu-scom-intensive-course-schedule for exact dates.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

The course will involve an intensive week of classes (35 hours). In addition to attending classes, students are expected to devote approximately 90 hours per week to online discussions, readings and assessment items for several weeks following the intensive week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 18 units of 2000 level courses, or have permission from the convenor. incompatible with SCOM6012.

Assumed Knowledge

SCOM1001 and SCOM1002

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3444
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6534 01 Jul 2017 30 Jun 2017 07 Jul 2017 28 Jul 2017 In Person

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