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IL920 - Science in Context

  • Module code: IL920
  • Module name: Science in Context
  • Department: Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning
  • Credit: 10, 15, 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of the module is to sharpen awareness of how scientific research questions are embedded within and dynamically interact with a wider cultural context; it will broaden contextual knowledge of the long twentieth century in terms of the interplay between basic scientific, applied medical and wider cultural discourses.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students are able to demonstrate the intellectual and transferable skills appropriate to a Level 7 module. Specifically, they will be able to understand how the availability of specific methodological tools enables certain research questions, but can also limit the understanding of a research object In addition, they will appreciate science and the practice of science not only as a discipline of knowledge acquisition, but also as a cultural force that drives (and negotiates with) societal interests and concerns. For example, they will be able to show understanding of wider societal and cultural implications of methodological approaches, including impact on personhood and identity. By the end of the module, students are able to demonstrate the intellectual and transferable skills appropriate to a Level 7 module. In addition, they will appreciate science and the practice of science not only as a discipline of knowledge acquisition, but also as a cultural force that drives (and negotiates with) societal interests and concerns. For example, they will be able to show understanding of wider societal and cultural implications of methodological approaches, including impact on personhood and identity. Specifically, they will be able to understand how the availability of specific methodological tools enables certain research questions, but can also limit the understanding of a research object By the end of the module, students are able to demonstrate the intellectual and transferable skills appropriate to a Level 7 module. Specifically, they will be able to understand how the availability of specific methodological tools enables certain research questions, but can also limit the understanding of a research object In addition, they will appreciate science and the practice of science not only as a discipline of knowledge acquisition, but also as a cultural force that drives (and negotiates with) societal interests and concerns. For example, they will be able to show understanding of wider societal and cultural implications of methodological approaches, including impact on personhood and identity.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: IL920-10)
A1 (Assessed work only) 1 x 1500 word essay 70%
  A Critical survey and annotation of material - 700 words 30%
15 CATS (Module code: IL920-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) 1 x 2500 word essay 70%
  A Critical survey and annotation of material - 700 words 30%
20 CATS (Module code: IL920-20)
A1 (Assessed work only) 1 x 3500 word essay 70%
  A Critical survey and annotation of material - 700 words 30%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A