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

Syllabus:

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

General data

  • Code: MX042G
  • Subject/Main field: Environmental Science
  • 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: Natural science, Design, and Sustainable Development
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 10/5/2018
  • Date of change: 11/29/2022
  • Version valid from: 1/1/2023

Aim

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.
- search, review, and evaluate scientific literature
- in writing and orally communicate scientific results in an environmental science field.

Content

The course provides knowledge in how to sort and use 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 selection process 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

I100: Assignments and oral presentation, 2.5 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

P100: Oral presentation of scientific report, 0.5 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

R100: Written scientific report, 4.5 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.
Includes feedback on another student's report.

Grading criteria can be found at www.miun.se/gradingcriteria.

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

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Reference literature

  • Author: Martha Davis, Kaaron Joan Davis & Marion M. Dunagan
  • Title: Scientific papers and presentations
  • Edition: 3rd edition 2012
  • Publisher: Academic Press (Elsevier)

Required literature

  • Author: Bryan Greetham
  • Title: How to write your undergraduate dissertation
  • Edition: 3rd edition 2019
  • Publisher: Red Globe Press

The page was updated 11/29/2022