- Code SCOM6029
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
SCOM6029 is offered in two modes: online and in person. Please enter correct class number when enroling. Intensive f-2-f component delivered: TBC
This course will prepare you to communicate scientific issues in light of increasingly important considerations of inclusion, equity and diversity. It will increase your understanding of why these social concerns matter for science and technological applications, particularly in relation to global aspirations for Sustainable Development. The course will provide the foundations for recognising and engaging between different cultural lenses, both within science, and between science and other knowledge-systems. Building on themes and concepts from the course, you will reflect on the implications for doing science and for using science to inform publics, journalists, governments, industry, professional bodies or scientists in disciplines other than your own.
This course is co-taught with undergraduate students but assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand and critically reflect on the relevance of inclusion, equity and diversity issues for communicating science in public contexts;
- Analyse in depth key concepts, themes and empirical examples illustrating cultural differences in doing and using science;
- Apply the broader insights to communicate a concrete case of scientific or technological endeavour to a public audience in a cross-culturally informed way;
- Develop a research proposal to investigate a cross-cultural approach to a case study of science communication, and report on findings.
- Reflective summary (5) [LO 1,2]
- Blog post (20) [LO 3]
- Mock stakeholder project proposal (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Mock stakeholder project report (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the session including:
- Intensive face-to face component over 5 days Monday-Friday including lectures plus seminars. Students participating online will be able to join activities remotely via Zoom.
- Approximately 95 hours of self-directed study which will include complementary readings, assignments and maintaining a reflective journal as part of the course.
No specific inherent requirements have been identified for this course
Requisite and Incompatibility
No prescribed text required.
Students will be provided readings from a range of sources throughout the course via the wattle site.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6449||01 Jul 2024||19 Jul 2024||19 Jul 2024||30 Sep 2024||In Person||N/A|
|6451||01 Jul 2024||19 Jul 2024||19 Jul 2024||30 Sep 2024||Online||N/A|