Course Work Submission Sheet
(available from the departmental office). Do not e-mailcoursework direct to us without prior permission.Late essays will be penalized: up to one week late, five points will be deducted; up to twoweeks late, eleven points will be deducted;
after two weeks essays will not be marked.Completion of the course requires that coursework assignments be submitted. Anystudent who has not completed all coursework assignments (abstract and essay) may berefused permission to sit the exam paper.
Essay Questions will be posted up onto Moodle in the second or third week of term.
If you have not studied science communication or citizenship before the following booksare useful background reading.Jane Gregory and Steve Miller (1998)
Science in Public: Communication, Culture and Credibility
, New York: Plenum, (New York: Perseus, 2000).This is good background reading, which provides a useful summary of much of thediscussion and research relevant to the course. It is not, however, sufficient for students to be familiar only with Science in Public. Engagement with the other readings for each section of the course is essential. The paperback version of this book may be bought from Waterstones.Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch, (1993).
The Golem: what everyone should know about science
. (Cambridge University Press).Bellamy, R, (2008),
Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction
, (Oxford University Press).A useful ‘short’ introduction to citizenship from a political perspective.
Lecture Schedule and TopicsLecture 1: Citizenship and Science?
What is the relationship between science and the public? This lecture will provide anoverview of the course and an introduction to models of citizenship and how these mightapply to science.Faulks, K, (2000),
, (Routledge: London), Chapter 1.Shapin, S and Schaffer, S (1985) Leviathan and the air-pump : Hobbes, Boyle, and theexperimental life (Princeton University Press) Introduction and ConclusionHilgartner, Stephen (1990) ‘The Dominant View of Popularization: ConceptualProblems, Political Uses’, Social Studies of Science20: 519–39.