Unit

School Of Science

Integrated ScienceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300931.2

Discipline: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Michelle Ryan


Equivalent Units
300661 - Integrated Science, 300664 - Science in Society, 700096 - Integrated Science (WSTC)

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Science and the scientific process of discovery have been successful in offering explanations for the world we live in. Due to scientific advances, we have eradicated some disease, explored the moon and the deepest parts of our oceans and created communication across distances on the planet previously unimaginable. We now face the major challenge of creating a future world which is sustainable for life on Earth. Solving our contemporary complex human and environmental issues to create a sustainable future, however, requires integrative and multidisciplinary research frameworks, an understanding of the relationship between science and society including cultural, social, economic and political and ethical factors. Students will critically examine such perspectives in a series of contemporary 'real-life' case studies such as climate change, medical breakthroughs, biodiversity loss, environmental sustainability and human-animal interactions. They will undertake research into the relationship of science integrated with society, and the uncertainty and bias of evidence in decision making.


Courses
2743.7Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
3562.9Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)CONTINUING
3658.6Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
3660.6Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCONTINUING
3669.2Bachelor of Natural Science (Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security)CONTINUING
3670.1Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)CONTINUING
3671.1Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)CONTINUING
3671.2Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)CONTINUING
3672.1Bachelor of Natural Science (Environment and Health)CONTINUING
3675.4Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
3676.4Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)CONTINUING
3726.2Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food SecurityCONTINUING
3726.3Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food SecurityCURRENT
3732.1Bachelor of Science (Zoology)/Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)CONTINUING
4748.2Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
6004.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING


Specialisations

KP3027.1General ProgramCONTINUING
KT3129.1ChemistryCONTINUING
M4013.1Natural ScienceCONTINUING
M4016.1Natural ScienceCURRENT




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