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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
Edition: Upplaga 4 2018
Publisher: Liber

Author: Lotte Rienecker, Peter Stray Jörgensen
Title: The good paper
Edition: 2nd edition 2018
Publisher: Samfundslitteratur
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
Edition: 3rd edition 2012
Publisher: Academic Press (Elsevier)

Vetenskapliga artiklar: Tillhandahålls av lärare som en del i kursmaterialet. /
Scientific articles: Provided by the teacher as a part of the course reading.