|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Agriculture and Environmental Science|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 January 2022|
This course aims to give students a broad overview of what science is concerned with and more importantly what are successful approaches to the study of science. The course serves as a foundation for further study and also as motivation for students to pursue a career in science.
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.