Courses - Faculty of Science


Science Scholars

Stage I

SCISCHOL 100
15 Points

SCISCHOL 100A
7.5 Points

SCISCHOL 100B
7.5 Points

Science in Action

An introduction to the big questions in science, approaches to scientific research, and how science and scientists play a role in society. Students will explore scientific knowledge and enquiry from a broad, cross-disciplinary perspective.

Prerequisite: Programme Director approval

Restriction: SCISCHOL 101

To complete this course students must enrol in SCISCHOL 100 A and B, or SCISCHOL 100

SCISCHOL 101
0 Points

Science in Action 1

An introduction to the big questions in science, approaches to scientific research, and how science and scientists play a role in society. Students will explore scientific knowledge and enquiry from a broad, cross-disciplinary perspective.

Prerequisite: Programme Director approval

SCISCHOL 102
0 Points

Science in Action 2

An advanced introduction to the big questions in science, approaches to scientific research, and how science and scientists play a role in society. Students will explore scientific knowledge and enquiry from a broad, cross-disciplinary perspective.

Prerequisite: Programme Director approval

Stage II

SCISCHOL 201
0 Points

Introduction to Science and Innovation

An exploration of issues affecting Science in Society, including governance, funding and policies. Students will also explore the development of modern scientific method and the challenges of engaging in scientific research.

Prerequisite: Programme Director approval

SCISCHOL 202
15 Points

Research and Discovery

An exploration of scientific research skills and communication. Students will develop an understanding of the impact of culture on scientific discovery, the skills to develop and document a research proposal, and how to communicate scientific work in an area of choice.

Prerequisite: Programme Director approval

Stage III

SCISCHOL 301
0 Points

Advanced Science and Innovation

Explores the role of science in relation to the New Zealand and global economy and discusses issues including ownership, exploitation and stewardship of resources, indigenous science, biodiversity and National Science Challenges. Students will also explore the position of science nationally and globally and current scientific debates.

Prerequisite: Programme Director approval

SCISCHOL 302
15 Points

Science Scholars Project

Building on the research proposal developed in SCISCHOL 202, students will respond to a research question requiring data collection, analysis and interpretation, discussion and presentation of project outcomes.

Prerequisite: Programme Director approval

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