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


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
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

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 01.09.2017
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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 form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oppgave 100/100

Submission 2016-12-09

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oppgave 100/100

Submission 2017-06-02

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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