Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

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

Subject Information
Subject Code SCIE102
Subject Name International Perspectives in Science
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites Nil
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Available only to students in the International BSc and International BSc (Honours)
Equivalence Nil
Assessment Weekly participation 20%; Individual Assignment 30%; Group Assignment 50%
General Subject No.

Subject Description
This subject is part of the "Global Science Studies" component of the International Bachelor of Science degree and addresses some of the major topical issues in modern science in the international arena and their impact on our society. It focuses on the importance of a cross-disciplinary approach to problem-solving. The content is presented in modules which provide examples of areas of science that are currently of international interest and importance.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand the need for a collaborative, interdisciplinary and international approach to problem solving in science;
2. Understand some of the complex issues surrounding the social context of scientific and technological advances;
3. Successfully communicate with a group of their peers, both in the same classroom and via video link to a different location.