Third-Cycle Courses

Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course KET100F valid from Autumn 2017

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  • Swedish
  • Once every semester
  • The aim of the course is to offer course participants tools to develop and reflect on their science writing in Swedish for a varied audience. A specific goal is to increase participants’ awareness of publication norms and communicative strategies related to different popular science and science genres. The focus is on Swedish texts, but contrasts will be made to comparable texts in English.
  • The course is aimed at water researchers with an interest in developing their ability to communicate science results to a public audience. The course comprises several reading and writing assignments. Discussions of rhetorical structures compose a central part of the course as well as reflections on potential structural differences between Swedish and English science and popular science texts. Peer-response activities and process-oriented writing are applied.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • show ability to reflect on and apply some rhetorical patterns in popular science texts and press statements written in Swedish.
    show ability to describe and contrast some common text structures in popular science genres and press statements written in Swedish and English.
    show ability to contrast Swedish and English popular science and science writing by identifying some differences between genres in the two languages - both at the level of the text and in terms of sentence structure.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • show ability to reflect on a writing process where science is communicated to the public (draft, revision, proof-reading)
    show ability to analyse, discuss and develop writing strategies related to popular science genres and press statements from the perspective of the participant’s discipline and informed by rhetorical models and peer discussions.
    show ability to give constructive peer response on peers’ texts – both in writing and in speech.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • demonstrate willingness to engage in collegial discussions on writing and text structures.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Exercises
Examination Formats
  • Written assignments
  • Compulsory attendance in all seminars; written assignments; peer response
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • 3 completed semesters of full-time Phd studies; Swedish proficiency in speech and writing.
Selection Criteria
  • Priority is given to PhD students with the earliest admittance dates to their PhD studies
  • Klepke, B. & Rydell, S.: Skriv populärvetenskapligt. Liber, 2013. ISBN 9789147114399.
Further Information
  • The course is a part of Water Research School and involves 3 compulsory meetings in Lund. To apply for the course, e-mail Magnus Persson
    Course directors: Michael Cimbritz:, Marinette Hagman:, Lene Nordrum:
Course code
  • KET100F
Administrative Information
  •  -02-27
  • Margareta Sandahl

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

1 course occasion.

Start Date End Date Published
2017‑04‑19 2017‑06‑08

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