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SX1505: SCIENCE AND THE MEDIA - SIXTH CENTURY COURSE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

  • as a 6th century course, this is designed to consider the often complex and conflicting interface between science and the media from a variety of discipline perspectives; 
  • as such it complements the development of graduate attributes and enhanced study by providing an opportunity to move outside disciplines and consider broader contexts; 
  • the themes addressed are topical for today’s society including scientific and media methods, genetically modified foods, vaccination, global warming and fracking; 
  • varied and novel assessment strategies further enhance the student experience providing a range of challenges for students from any discipline

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Personal Chair Stephen N. Davies

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

How is scientific evidence constructed? How can we determine “good” science from “bad” science? How is science presented in different media? These questions will be addressed through critical analysis of modern and historical case studies exploring the interaction between science and media.


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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Essay

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Reflective Report

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Previous Continous Assessment

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