Science communication has an increasingly vital role to play in a modern, global society. The growing awareness of the threat of climate change, along with the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, has highlighted the importance of the effective communication of science. This unit explores the social, political and ethical implications of science communication in a global society, and will consider: science in the media, science and public policy, science and advocacy, and public engagement with science. Students will identify, apply and evaluate science communication strategies for diverse audiences using a range of media and technologies. The unit includes a field trip.
|Unit name||Science Communication|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Associate Lecturer Linda Hunt
|Available as student elective?||No|
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39 hours, taught face-to-face in Hobart and online.
5 x 1hr online lecture, 2x 2hr evening face-face workshops, 2x all day field trips, and 2 x long day face-to-face workshops
Task 1: Pitch of communications concept (30%)
Task 2: Practical media production or professional strategic communications plan (50%)
Task 3: Critical essay (20%)
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