Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: Science, Medicine and Health


Subject Information
Subject Code SCIE101
Subject Name Modern Perspectives in Science
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites Nil
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Nil
Equivalence Nil
Assessment Online quizzes (4x7.5%) - 30% 4 x Essays - (10% ea.) - 40% (New assessment) Major project - 30% Online discussions Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Practical exercise - Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Chemical essay - Satisfactory/Unsatisfacto
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students enrol in Tutorials online via the Tutorial Enrolment link in SOLS.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Batemans Bay
Delivery Method Flexible
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 5 hrs per week web-based delivery of lectures and practicals
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Katarina Mikac
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Shoalhaven
Delivery Method Flexible
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 5 hrs per week web-based delivery of lectures and practicals
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Katarina Mikac
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Southern Highlands
Delivery Method Flexible
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 5 hrs per week web-based delivery of lectures and practicals
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Katarina Mikac
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method Flexible
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 5 hrs per week web-based delivery of lectures and practicals
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Katarina Mikac
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Description
This subject aims to address some of the major topical issues in modern science and their impact on our society as well as demonstrating the value of a cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving. The content is presented in four modules from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences. The topics are: Planetology, Smart Chemistry, Genetic Engineering, and How Long? How Hot? Each of the four modules provides examples of areas of science that are currently of widespread interest or importance. The way in which science has been used to solve technological and human problems will be illustrated in each module. The fourth module includes a section on global warming. To demonstrate the need for a collaborative approach when solving major issues, the same problem will be studied from the viewpoint of different disciplines. These modules are examples of current research topics and modules may be interchanged to reflect contemporary topics.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand modern methods and techniques in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and the Earth and Environmental Sciences and how these disciplines have underpinned advances in technology.
2. Understand the need for a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving in science.


Textbook Information
There is no prescribed text for this subject.
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