Geoscience Communication EARTH5011
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The course provides skills in effective communication of geoscience to a variety of audiences using oral, visual and written formats.
Four two hour tutorials during Semester 1 to provide guidance on tasks, and two conference style seminar and poster presentation days in Semester 2.
Requirements of Entry
Normally completion of Level 3 Geology or Level 3 Earth Science courses at a mean of B3.
EARTH4004 - Independent Research Project
EARTH5010P - Independent Geoscience Research Project
Poster presentation based on their Independent Geoscience Research Project (40%)
Oral presentation on their Independent Geoscience Research Project (20%)
Video on a geoscience topic (20%)
Group exercise preparing "guided" material suitable for school children (20%)
Main Assessment In: April/May
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses$reassessOppTxt
The aims of this course are:
■ To introduce students to the preparation and presentation of scientific material for a given audience, using posters, seminars, videos, and guided materials.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Appraise appropriate methods of communicating scientific results.
■ Construct a scientific conference-style research poster and present their research.
■ Construct a scientific conference-style seminar and present their research.
■ Prepare a video on a geological theme designed for an undergraduate student audience
■ Prepare guided material on a geoscience theme for school children and/or the media
■ Demonstrate group and independent skills in geoscience communication.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.