Courses - Faculty of Science


Science General

Stage I

SCIGEN 101
15 Points

SCIGEN 101G
15 Points

Communicating in a Knowledge Society

Effective communication is required for specialists in all fields to engage meaningfully with society. In this course students gain an understanding of the important role communication plays in a knowledge society. Through case studies and practical experience students learn about the responsibilities and skills required to communicate with a variety of audiences. They learn how to effectively manage and present data and practice oral, written, visual and electronic communication.

SCIGEN 189
10 Points

Special Topic

Selected topics in Science designed as a short credit course for exchange students coming to New Zealand. This course is only available to inbound exchange students.

Prerequisite: Permission of Head of Department

Stage II

SCIGEN 201
15 Points

SCIGEN 201G
15 Points

Innovating in a Knowledge Society

Interdisciplinary examination of science innovation at policy, organisational and project levels including context, impacts and roles of business and research organisations, and ways innovations are presented and received. Case study analysis of the business environment including how innovation is both enabled and constrained in science-based organisations and society, and innovation strategies in science–based organisations.

Stage III

SCIGEN 301
15 Points

SCIGEN 301G
15 Points

Engaging in a Knowledge Society

Addressing complex issues requires knowledge experts to engage with a variety of people. Solutions will be gained from collaborations that co-produce knowledge in transdisciplinary partnerships that lead to new ways of thinking. This course explores meaningful ways to engage with communities, and reassesses current ways of knowing and doing.

Prerequisite: Any 180 points

SCIGEN 310
15 Points

Directed Study

Directed study on a topic or topics approved by the Academic Head.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee and Dean or nominee

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