Science and Society (NSCI5735)

Level: 
5
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
To explore ways in which Science and human society have developed and interacted throughout history; to equip students with an appreciation that science takes place within a broad cultural framework and to recognise the validity of differing points of view.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
 
Topics include: 

Development of Human Societies
Evolution of humans. Development of agriculture, domestication and origin of culture. The basis of society
cultural heritage and societal rules.
Nature of Science
science as systematic knowledge and a methodology for acquiring knowledge. Origins of science and the scientific method, inductive and deductive reasoning.
Academic integrity and scientific fraud.
Science traditional knowledge and belief systems
Interaction between traditional knowledge systems (especially Matauranga Maori) and science. Nature of religion as a belief system. Interaction of science with religious belief systems.
Ethics and development of ethical and moral principles. Biological science and selected social, economic and political constructs.
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 5562

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
23 Jul 18 - 24 Sep 18 LectureMonday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (112-4009)
26 Jul 18 - 27 Sep 18 LectureThursday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (112-2001)
15 Oct 18 - 29 Oct 18 LectureMonday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (112-4009)
18 Oct 18 - 1 Nov 18 LectureThursday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (112-2001)

Class: 5761

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
24 Jul 17 - 25 Sep 17 LectureMonday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (112-2001)
27 Jul 17 - 28 Sep 17 LectureThursday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (170-1064)
16 Oct 17 - 30 Oct 17 LectureMonday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (112-2001)
19 Oct 17 - 2 Nov 17 LectureThursday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (170-1064)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Science (Science Communication), Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare), Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management).

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