Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

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

Subject Information
Subject Code SCIE404
Subject Name Research Frontiers in Science
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites Completion of SCIE102 and SCIE202
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions Available only to students in International BSc(Hons)
Equivalence Not to count for credit with SCIE402
Assessment To be advised
General Subject No.
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
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
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method Flexible
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions 1774 - International Bachelor of Science (Honours)  (Wollongong)
848 - International Bachelor of Science  (Wollongong)
Contact Hours 2 hours lecture/video conference per week. Please note that LV-A and LV-B start in orientation week.
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Sibylle Schwab
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Sibylle Schwab
Instance Comment Restricted to International Bachelor of Science Honours students
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
This subject is part of the "Global Science Studies" component of the International Bachelor of Science Honours degree. It will cover cutting edge topics in Science that are interdisciplinary and international in nature. These topics will be tailored each year to the research interests and backgrounds of the speakers who will deliver seminars to students via videoconference. Reading lists will be distributed to students at the beginning of the year with specific readings that students should review prior to each seminar. One or more videoconferences will be held on each topic and students will be expected to engage with the speaker and with their fellow students about each particular topic. Students will also need to prepare minor reports on each of the topics. Students will also select a topic for which they will prepare a major research paper.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. present knowledgably an international perspective on current topics at the forefront of Science;
2. discuss orally and in writing the major, important aspects of interdisciplinary and international topics on 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; and
5. critically evaluate the ethical aspects of modern developments in Science.

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