NCKU Curriculum Map
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SCIENCE COMMUNICATION: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

This module explores the relationship between science and society via analysing how scientific ideas flow to the general public, as well as how ideas and novelties emerging from non-science arenas (such as Sci-Fi) influence scientific and technological developments. This module starts from introducing the 19th century professionalisation of science and covers the overall history of science communication through the 19th century to present. It will then seek to inspire the students to think about the future of science communication against the proliferation of novel information technologies (such as new media and virtual reality). The historical trends of science communication reflects both the continuities and discontinuities in the relationship between science and society. This makes learning the history of science communication meaningful and useful in terms of understanding the world we live in, where science is an essential and infrastructural activity.

Course Goal
A. Develop humanistic literacy
B. Acquire interdisciplinary knowledge
C. Respond to social change and obtain new knowledge
D. Become active and engaged citizens
E. Contribute to the welfare of humankind
Course Principle Literacy and Competence
[Principle Literacy]
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Historical awareness
  • Civic literacy
  • Global Vision
  • [Competence]
  • To think critically
  • To cross disciplinary boundaries
  • To adapt to social change
  • To practice
  • Courses of Recent Years
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    Course Name
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    Credit Taught in English
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    Instructor
    0109/1 A92N600 [GE2510]SCIENCE COMMUNICATION: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE 2.0 Y
    0108/1 A92N600 [GE2510]SCIENCE COMMUNICATION: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE 2.0 Y
    0106/2 A92N600 [GE2510]SCIENCE COMMUNICATION: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE 2.0 Y