Unit

School Of Science

Scientific LiteracyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300811.2

Discipline: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Andy Broderick


Assumed Knowledge
Basic literacy and numeracy.


Equivalent Units
300497 - Professional Skills for Science, 700124 - Scientific Literacy (WSTC)

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - COMPOSITE  Andy Broderick  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - COMPOSITE  Andy Broderick  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - COMPOSITE  Andy Broderick  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - COMPOSITE  Andy Broderick  Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - COMPOSITE  Andy Broderick  Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - COMPOSITE  Andy Broderick  Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - COMPOSITE  Andy Broderick  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit is designed to provide students with scientific literacy, personal and employability skills and attitudes required to successfully undertake science-related undergraduate studies and to prepare for professional life. Students learn, develop and utilise academic and interpersonal methodologies and approaches within the context of applied scientific principles and take responsibility for their own learning and develop a work ethic. Students are introduced to the contestable and uncertain nature of science and the scientific method that underpins academic integrity and ethical behaviour. Activities encourage development of oral and written communication skills, self-confidence, self-efficacy, creative and critical thinking through problem solving, group process, and peer support and assessment. Academic and employability skills include scientific reading and writing, time management, researching scientific information and library skills, oral presentation, taking tests and exams, effective personal and group based learning strategies, and approaches to online learning.


Courses
2743.10Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2743.4Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.5Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.7Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.8Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.9Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
3562.9Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)CONTINUING
3589.8Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)CONTINUING
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
3673.1Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
3673.2Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
3675.4Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
3676.4Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)CONTINUING
3677.2Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)CONTINUING
3678.1Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
3678.2Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
3679.3Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science)CONTINUING
3680.3Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)CONTINUING
3681.2Bachelor of Science (Zoology)CONTINUING
3682.3Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced)CONTINUING
3726.1Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food SecurityCONTINUING
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)CURRENT
3733.1Bachelor of Medical Science (Forensic Mortuary Practice)CONTINUING
3733.2Bachelor of Medical Science (Forensic Mortuary Practice)CURRENT
3754.1Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
3755.1Bachelor of Medical ScienceCURRENT
3756.1Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CURRENT
3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
3758.1Bachelor of Advanced Medical ScienceCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3764.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCURRENT
3769.1Bachelor of Data ScienceCURRENT
4748.3Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
6002.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
6002.2Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
6042.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical ScienceCURRENT
6043.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

KP3027.1General ProgramCONTINUING
KT3065.1NanotechnologyCONTINUING
KT3097.1Animal ScienceCONTINUING
KT3098.1Environmental ManagementCONTINUING
KT3099.1Sustainable Agriculture and Food SecurityCONTINUING
KT3128.1Biological ScienceCONTINUING
KT3129.1ChemistryCONTINUING
KT3132.1Nutrition and Food ScienceCONTINUING
KT3134.1ZoologyCONTINUING
KT3148.1Environmental ScienceCONTINUING
KT3149.1Forensic ScienceCONTINUING
KT3150.1Mathematical SciencesCONTINUING
M3060.1Medicinal ChemistryCONTINUING
M3061.1Anatomy and PhysiologyCONTINUING
M3062.1Biomedical ScienceCONTINUING
M3063.1Medicinal ChemistryCONTINUING
M3064.1Anatomy and PhysiologyCONTINUING
M3065.1Biomedical ScienceCONTINUING
M3094.1Medicinal ChemistryCONTINUING
M3095.1Anatomy and PhysiologyCONTINUING
M3096.1Biomedical ScienceCONTINUING
M3103.1Medicinal ChemistryCONTINUING
M3104.1Anatomy and PhysiologyCONTINUING
M3105.1Biomedical ScienceCONTINUING
M4013.1Natural ScienceCONTINUING
M4014.1Social SciencesCONTINUING
M4015.1BusinessCONTINUING
M4016.1Natural ScienceCURRENT
M4017.1Social SciencesCURRENT
M4018.1BusinessCURRENT
MT3014.1ZoologyCURRENT
MT3015.1Animal ScienceCURRENT
MT3016.1BiologyCURRENT
MT3017.1EcologyCURRENT
MT3018.1Environmental FuturesCURRENT
MT3019.1MicrobiologyCURRENT
MT3021.1Nutrition and Food ScienceCURRENT
MT3022.1Forensic ScienceCURRENT
MT3023.1Forensic ChemistryCONTINUING
MT3024.1Forensic BiologyCONTINUING
MT3025.1MathematicsCURRENT
MT3026.1Applied PhysicsCURRENT
MT3027.1ChemistryCURRENT
MT3028.1Anatomy and PhysiologyCURRENT
MT3029.1Medicinal ChemistryCURRENT
MT3030.1Biomedical ScienceCURRENT
MT3032.1Data ScienceCURRENT




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