|Short Description:||General Science|
|Faculty or Section :||Open Access College|
|School or Department :||Open Access College|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||019999 - Natural and Physical Sciences|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||25 February 2020|
Students are required to have access to a scientific calculator, personal computer, email capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/currentstudents/support/computing/hardware.
Increasingly in today's world we are exposed to situations that require both a knowledge of science and an appreciation of scientific processes. The content of this course introduces students to scientific method, measurement in science, the nature of matter and contemporary scientific issues such as antibiotic resistance, genes and genetic technology and the causes and effects of climate change.
The course is structured to increase students' scientific literacy, particularly the ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate scientific data and to communicate effectively their findings. This will enable students to engage with scientific thought processes and content that is relevant both today and in the future.