1N5504 Research Communication 7.5 credits

Att kommunicera forskning

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing this course the students should be able to

- write an abstract for an international conference

- present their research at a conference

- plan and partly to write an article for a scientific journal

- review an academic book for a scientific journal or similar

- present their own research for a non-academic audience through a popular science article , or similar.

Course main content

Conference participation, paper proposals, reviews, conference presentations, popular communication and interaction, popular presentations and texts.

Lecturers will be Maja Fjaestad, Peter Larsson, Dolly Jörgensen and Per Lundin. We will also make a visit to Ny Teknik when discussing popular media.

Peer feedback is an important part of the course as we focus on the process and tools behind academic writing.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are students who meet the requirements for admission to graduate/PhD studies in history or other humanities and social sciences. We recommend that students have taken "Introduction to PhD training" or otherwise acquired the equivalent knowledge.

Recommended prerequisites

Eligible applicants are students who meet the requirements for admission to graduate/PhD studies in history or other humanities and social sciences. We recommend that students have taken "Introduction to PhD training" or otherwise acquired the equivalent knowledge.

Literature

Kursen bygger inte i första hand på att vi diskuterar klassiska texter som vi har läst utan på att vi skriver olika texter som vi sedan diskuterar. Vissa texter kommer dock att distribueras som förberedelse för ett visst moment. Detta kommer att ske under kursens gång.

Exempel på texter som vi kommer att läsa:

  • How to read a book/Paul Edwards
  • The Rhetoric of PowerPoint/ Jens Kjeldsen
  • Extract from Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace /Joseph M. Williams & Joseph Bizup
  • Texterna distribueras under kursens gång.

Examination

Requirements for final grade

Active participation (80 %) in seminars and written examination in the form of an independent paper proposal for a conference, review, conference presentation, popular presentation or text.

Offered by

ABE/History of Science, Technology and Environment

Contact

Nina Wormbs, nina@kth.se, 08 790 85 83

Examiner

Nina Cyrén Wormbs <nina.wormbs@abe.kth.se>

Supplementary information

The course is mandatory for a doctoral degree in the subject History of Science, Technology and Environment.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2014.