HFEL8001 - Workspace for publishing and outreach


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

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.

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

Enrollment in a PhD-program 

Course materials

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

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Language and Literature
Contact information
Course coordinator:

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 *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
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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