• Offered by Centre for the Public Awareness of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Science Communication
  • Areas of interest Science Communication
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Michael Gore
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course SCOM6015
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This is a practical course which aims to develop public speaking skills. The emphasis is on presenting science to a general audience. Specialist training will also be given by a professional performer to provide skills in acting techniques applicable to public speaking.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Apply practical science communication techniques in presenting scientific information
2. Demonstrate understanding of the issues involved in presenting scientific presentations to various audiences
3. Design and develop verbal presentations for various audiences on various scientific topics

Indicative Assessment

Five graded verbal presentations on various scientific topics to demonstrate the application of science communication techniques (4x15%, Final presentation 40%; LO 1,2,3)

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Workload

3 hour weekly seminar, plus 7 hours study time per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with SCOM6015

You will need to contact the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9887 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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