HFEL8001 - Workspace for publishing and outreach


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

The course provides research-based introduction to, and practical training in, effective communication of own research to important audiences in academic and non-academic contexts (such as journals, user groups, and the general public).

The focus is on the communication of own research.

Learning outcome


The student

- has knowledge of different purposes and forms of communication of scientific knowledge to different types of audiences

(for example, scientific research articles and popular science articles)

- has knowledge of techniques that promote scientific communication, both in academic and non-academic environments


The student

- can analyze needs of different target groups for research communication

- can reflect critically on the significance of science communication in contemporary society

Learning methods and activities

7 three-hour sessions

(weekly, not block-based)

Short lectures, group-work, writing tasks

Compulsory activities

Submission of drafts of three products related to three Workspace topics of own choice (e.g. scientific abstract, blog post for a user group, opinion piece for the general public).

Obligatory attendance:

  • the first Workspace session
  • three other Workspace sessions of own choice.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory attendance
  • Written assignment 1
  • Written assignment 2
  • Written assignment 3

Further on evaluation

The examination assignment consists of a written assignment.

All compulsory activities must be approved before the student may take the exam.

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

It is not possible for students who have passed the exam in [course code] to retake the exam in a semester where this course is not taught. Students who did not pass the exam, or who did not complete the exam due to illness may submit the exam in a semester where this course is not taught; however, they will not receive any supervision.

Required previous knowledge

Enrollment in a PhD-program

Course materials

Obligatory reading will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFEL8000 3.0 AUTUMN 2021
SMED8007 3.0 AUTUMN 2021
NRS8004 1.0 AUTUMN 2021
NRSN8001 0.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  3.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Language and Literature
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


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