HFEL8000 - Communicating Science – in Journals and to the General Public


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oppgave 100/100

Course content

- Scientific publishing
- Communicating science to the general public

Learning outcome

The student
- is able to communicate research and development through recognized national and international channels
- has knowledge about the genres and conventions in scientific articles
- recognizes the elements and structure in a scientific article
- has knowledge about journalistic methods
- is familiar with communication work at NTNU
- is aware of other courses at NTNU that can complement their knowledge of scientific communication

The student
- is able to write a scientific abstract
- is conscious of language use (language of the discipline/English)
- is able to write an abstract for the general public that summarises the student's own research (e.g. press release, blogg)
- can describe his/her own research in few sentences to people with another disciplinary background (pitch)
- can read and listen critically and give feedback to fellow researchers
- is aware of branding of the university and self

Learning methods and activities

28 hours of lectures/seminar/group work over 2 2-day sessions with two weeks in between: first 2-day session (14 hours), 2 weeks with no sessions, second 2-day session (14 hours).

Course coordinator is Nancy Lea Eik-Nes. Other lecturers will be announced.

Attendance is obligatory.

Compulsory assignments

  • Attendance is obligatory

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Admission Requirements: Master degree or similar. Candidates with a lower degree will be assessed individually.

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MN8000 3.0
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  3.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2016

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2017

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian


Subject area(s)
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oppgave 100/100


Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oppgave 100/100


Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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