SCIT140 - Science in Our World

10 cp
Prerequisites: Nil
Teaching Organisation: 3 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent of lectures, tutorials, project and fieldwork which may include face-to-face, online and related research and activities

This unit contributes to the development of background knowledge and skills related to the 'big ideas' of science and technology and how these have contributed to our present understandings of the known universe. The unit lays a foundation that enables students to develop a deeper understanding of the historical, contemporary and social nature of science and technology and how both play a significant role in society. In this unit, science is portrayed as a particular ‘way’ of observing, making sense of and understanding the world; technology is portrayed as a way of engaging with and shaping the world.