Science in Society embraces the diversity with which science and technology contribute to contemporary society. The canvas of this area is large and includes a broad range of multimedia tools and theoretical frameworks and various research methods and perspectives in science communication. As such, Science in Society research is diverse, and ours includes effectiveness of science communication, epistemology and public perceptions about science-related contemporary issues. Our creative output is often multimedia, including audio or video media, informal science education resources, museum or other public installations, and interpretation in public places.
To help drive a more sustainable future, science communicators must speak in a language that is understandable, compelling, and inclusive. If you select this endorsement, you will:
- Facilitate dialogue and debate, contextualisation of contemporary scientific issues.
- Explore public attitudes to science and different forms of communication and critically analyse empirical data.
- Develop an understanding of what makes written, oral and visual communication effective.
- Learn how to communicate creatively in the digital realm.
- Learn elements of design and how the craft of storytelling.
- Produce original creative work.
- In the Master of Science Communication, you will design and conduct original research.
The papers in this endorsement area include:*
- SCOM 402 The Craft of Storytelling
- SCOM 403 Creative Nonfiction Writing in Science
- SCOM 404 Science Communication Internship
- SCOM 406 Science Communication Strategies and Resources
- SCOM 409 Introduction to Science Communication
- SCOM 411 The Techniques of Natural History and Science Filmmaking I
- SCOM 495 Thesis Preparation and Proposal
*coursework pathways may differ depending on qualification/degree being sought.