Communication, 2 credits (TGTU56)

Introduktion till examensarbete för matematiker och fysiker, 2 hp

Main field of study

No main field of study

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Eva Törnqvist

Director of studies or equivalent

Maria Eidenskog
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6KFYN Physics and Nanotechnology 5 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 4, 4 Swedish Linköping o
6KMAT Mathematics 5 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 4, 4 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

No main field of study

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Physics and Nanotechnology
  • Mathematics

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim with this course is to provide tools and support to students who are preparing to write a Bachelor's thesis. The student should increase the skill in oral and written presentations. After the course the student shall be able to

  • Communicate according to given conditions
  • Structure and present information
  • Analyze and evaluate both oral and written communication and to act as opponent

Course content

Key elements in the course are

  • Scientific integrity
  • Information retrieval
  • Report writing
  • Act as opponent
The element of scientific honesty and information retrieval will: address source evaluation, how to refer to sources, and how to use programs for reference handling. Introduction and background, identification of problems and issues, materials and methods, results, summary and discussion and final processing is the steps of the writing process that is meant to be included. The students act as opponents during the seminars where they discuss each other's texts.

Teaching and working methods

The course is meant to primarily consist of student centered workshops in which various elements of the process of writing a thesis is discussed and based on the students ' own texts. Some of the more comprehensive lectures are also included

Examination

UPG2SeminarsU, G1 credits
UPG1Written AssignmentsU, G1 credits
Absence from the seminars is compensated with a written analysis of the texts that have been discussed.
Grades are given as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.

Grades

Two-grade scale, U, G

Department

Institutionen för Tema

Director of Studies or equivalent

Maria Eidenskog

Examiner

Eva Törnqvist

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 18 h
Recommended self-study hours: 35 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books
Higham, Nicholas J., (1998) Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences

Additional literature

Books

Higham, Nicholas J., (1998) Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences
UPG2 Seminars U, G 1 credits
UPG1 Written Assignments U, G 1 credits
Absence from the seminars is compensated with a written analysis of the texts that have been discussed.
Grades are given as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.

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LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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