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280214 SE Scientific Communication for Geoscientists (PI) (2021W)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
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Details

max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

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Freitag 08.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 15.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 22.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 29.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 05.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 12.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 19.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 26.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 03.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 10.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 17.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 07.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 14.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 21.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Freitag 28.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

What is this course about?
Geoscience’s role is expanding in everyone’s lives and is constantly adjusting to the changing needs of our society. It is crucial for geoscience students to create messages to communicate the importance of how geoscience events affect life on Earth.
This course aims at helping students 1) rationalize a research topic, 2) produce clear and compelling graphics, 3) craft solid, well-written scientific manuscript and/or hypothesis-driven proposal, 4) create effective presentations with different audiences, and 5) practice geoscience communication via outlets such as social media and news. Throughout the course, we will discuss environmental justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within the geoscience community.

Who is this course for?
This course has no pre-requisites. It is designed for anyone who wants to know more about effective writing in Geosciences and who wants to use practical examples and exercises to engage in writing and presentations. The hybrid format offers more flexibility and self-guided controls.

What are the learning outcomes?
Upon completion of this course, you benefit from engaging informal and formal writing activities. You should be able to
• Recognize effective structure and style of scientific publications (abstracts, journal articles, proposals, papers, reports, peer review).
• Demonstrate proficiency in informative, persuasive, and concise communication in forms of professional elevator pitch, email, CV, abstract, journal article, proposal, reports, peer review, poster, and PowerPoint presentations.
• Demonstrate how to translate complex scientific and technological knowledge and research into graceful, lucid prose through news, podcasts, social media, and other venues for the lay public.
• Identify issues in science writing including plagiarism, reference citation, and authorship.

Methods:
Known as synchronous setting, one group of students are physically present in the lecture hall and another group of students joins remotely at the same time. This course is designed to be interactive and engaging, focusing on hands-on activities. The lecturing part of the class meetings will be recorded, and class activities are modified to accommodate remote students.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

This course will involve a great deal of self-motivation, self-reading, independent study, and group activities. The grading for this course will be based on class participation, assignments, and presentation. We will often work in groups or pairs and peer-review each other’s work, but the work you turn in must be your own.

Your attendance and participation is critical to everyone’s learning in this class. A substantial percent of your grade is earned in the form of in-class assignments. More than 75% of the class meeting attendance is required to pass this course. In general, you can expect writing exercises (e.g., from Writing Science by Schimel), white paper (or proposal), literature review, peer review, science in media as your assignments and class activities (50%). You will each research and work on one scientific research project (paper, proposal, or report) on an Earth Science topic. We will proceed through the project life cycle and work together beginning with topic identification to final paper/proposal/report. Assignments and scientific research projects may be adapted for students already at work on research projects in their discipline.

50% Assignments – in class and homework
35% Scientific research project
15% Scientific research project presentation (including PowerPoint or poster)

*Note: you risk losing a grade if your assignment is late.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum requirements: knowledge of the topics of the course.
More than 75% of the class meeting attendance is required to pass this course.
Assessment criteria: grade better/equal than/to 4 (50%) for the overall grade.
minimum 50 percent of all assignments and research project/presentation.
> 87.5%=1
75- 87.49%=2
62.5- 74.99%=3
50- 62.49%=4
0- 49.99%=5 (failed, i.e., you need to repeat the whole course)

Prüfungsstoff

Topics covered in the course. There is no final exam.

Literatur

• Various sources of materials will be used. Books such as ‘Writing Science – how to write papers that get cited and proposals that get funded’ by Joshua Schimel and ‘The element of style’ by William Strunk are recommended. Both are available as ebook via the university library. Other materials include selected scientific publications, presentations, news, articles, reports, presentation recordings, etc.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 24.09.2021 15:09