Science 101

Subject 600-101 (2008)

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Credit Points: 0.000
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1-hour workshops in the first two weeks and a 1-hour study group each week for the remainder of the semester 1
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


K Baker, D Gleeson, M Livett, D McFadyen
Subject Overview:

This subject provides the student with a set of basic skills with which to tackle first year science subjects and make an effective transition to university studies.

The program includes workshops focusing on:

  • challenges of first-year university;

  • lecture note taking;

  • preparation for workshops, tutorials and practical classes;

  • time management;

  • independent learning techniques;

  • how to seek assistance from academic staff and Faculty staff;

  • raising awareness about support systems on campus; and

  • creating early links for students to fellow students.

All participating students will be also allocated to a study group which will meet for one hour a week for the semester with other first year students and a postgraduate student facilitator. The study groups will further develop the workshop themes, as well as providing an environment for students to learn co-operatively.

Assessment: None.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Notes: All first year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science will have an hour for Science 101 scheduled in their semester 1 timetable.

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