Course plan

Syllabus Environmental Science BA (B), Scientific Writing, Project Course, 7.5 credits

General data

  • Code: MX042G
  • Subject/Main field: Miljövetenskap
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (B)
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 10/5/2018
  • Date of change: 10/15/2018
  • Version valid from: 1/1/2019


The student will develop her / his ability to critically review and communicate scientific results through submission assignments and an own project work in environmental science.

Course objectives

After completing the course, the student should be able to
- apply basic scientific ethics and accepted methods for writing a scientific report.
- sort and use scientific literature.
- in writing and orally communicate scientific results in an environmental science field.


The course provides knowledge in searching, reviewing, and evaluating scientific literature, writing and providing feedback on a scientific report as well as verbally presenting scientific material.

Optional study visit to the library.

Entry requirements

15 credits in Environmental Science at undergraduate level.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Lectures, seminars, assignments, and supervision. Students are supposed to write their own scientific report in environmental science.

Examination form

4.5 credits: Written scientific report and feedback on another student's report
Grading: A, B, C, D, E, Fx, and F. A-E is passed, Fx and F is failed.

0.5 credits: Oral presentation of scientific report
Grading: Passed(P) or failed(F)

2.5 credits: Assignments and oral presentations
Grading: Passed(P) or failed(F)

Grading criteria can be found at

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

  • Author: Lotte Rienecker, Peter Stray Jörgensen
  • Title: Att skriva en bra uppsats
  • Publisher: Liber
  • Edition: Upplaga 4 2018
  • Author: Lotte Rienecker, Peter Stray Jörgensen
  • Title: The good paper
  • Publisher: Samfundslitteratur
  • Edition: 2nd edition 2018
  • Comment: English version of ”Att skriva en bra uppsats”

Reference literature

  • Author: Martha Davis, Kaaron Joan Davis & Marion M. Dunagan
  • Title: Scientific papers and presentations
  • Publisher: Academic Press (Elsevier)
  • Edition: 3rd edition 2012
Vetenskapliga artiklar: Tillhandahålls av lärare som en del i kursmaterialet. /
Scientific articles: Provided by the teacher as a part of the course reading.