Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

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

Subject Information
Subject Code SCIE301
Subject Name Directed Studies in Science
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites Nil
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Admission is restricted to students participating in approved study abroad programs
Equivalence SCIE302
Assessment Short Assignments 25%; Class Participation 20%; Mid-session Exam 15%; Research Paper/Presentation 20%; In class exam 20%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.167
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1511  $ 1511  $ 1511  $ 1511  $ 1511  $ 1511 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
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 Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota Enrolment in this subject is restricted. Students may not enrol over the web. Please refer to the Head of the relevant School for further information about BIOL, CHEM, EESC, ENVI, and MARE subjects and to SMAH Central for further information about SCIE subjects. If you require further assistance, please contact SMAH Central on (02) 4221 3492,, or on level 1 of building 41.
Course Restrictions 904 - Non-Award : Exchange  (Wollongong)
905 - Non-Award: Study Abroad (Undergraduate)  (Wollongong)
Contact Hours 3 hrs per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
The subject deals with topics in Science that are at the cutting edge of research and are interdisciplinary in nature. These topics are tailored each year to the interests and background of participants in the study group. For example, topics may include nanotechnology, intelligent polymer applications, the ethics of genetic modification of plants and animals, the ethics of human cloning, the causes of modern climate change, or wildfire management in Australia.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Present knowledgeably an international perspective on current topics at the forefront of Science;
2. Discuss orally and in writing the major, important aspects of controversial topics in Science;
3. Appreciate the diversity of opinions affecting the implementation of modern technologies;
4. Critically evaluate the nature and implication of modern developments in Science;
5. Critically evaluate the ethical aspects of modern developments in Science.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
This subject is not in the Science Schedule and therefore will not count towards the 90 credit points of Science Subjects required for a Science major.

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