15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The communication of science plays an increasingly important role in public life. People can only make informed decisions if they have access to pertinent and comprehensive information. In the case of science there are very important reasons to provide people with this information that range from political support for the funding to public and well-informed engagement with controversial issues. The module offers students the opportunity to reflect on why it is important to communicate scientific knowledge, to gain awareness on the best ways to acheive this and to understand the issues and ethical dilemmas that define the process of science communication in relation to the media.

Staff Contact: Samantha Bharath
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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