|Short Description:||Succeeding in Science|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||019999 - Natural and Physical Sciences|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||2 March 2021|
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course provides an introduction to the development of science and its role in human society. The approaches to science, distinguishing real science from pseudoscience, key figures and their contribution, past and present debates, and, some of the important ideas of science will be examined. The course will initiate the development of critical thinking skills, through the analysis and interpretation of ideas of science, and, in so doing will provide a basis for further studies in any science discipline. The course will also provide guidance into successful study strategies, ways of coping with stress and managing the demands of both life and study. Additionally, options for careers in science will be explored and successful scientists from both industry and academia will be invited to give their perspectives on what is required to succeed in science.