01:447:430 Effective Communication Skills in Genetics (3)
This course is for Genetics majors only.
Declared Major in Genetics; must have completed one semester of Research in Genetics, Advanced Independent Study, or Genetic Counseling Rotation. Special permission from the Genetics Office is required.
Instruction and practice in effectively communicating scientific findings. Includes preparing and revising an introduction for scientific papers, writing a research description for a general audience, and preparing and giving presentations (both oral and poster).
Course Satisfies Genetics Departmental Learning Goals
(1) Effectively incorporate critiques from peers and faculty in their revision of written and oral communication,
(2) Effectively describe their research, using relevant discipline-specific terminology with precision, accuracy & purpose,
(3) Accurately and effectively present advanced scientific concepts through oral presentations and poster formats.
Course Satisfies SAS Core Learning Goals:
Writing and Communication, Revision (WCr) Writing and Communication in a Discipline (WCd)
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Grading will be as follows. A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: 0-59
13%- Class Participation
25%- Writing section:
1) Project narrative, research question and hypothesis (PRH)- 8%
2) Editing group members' introductions- 8%
3) Final revised introduction- 9%
25%- Oral presentation
1) Student critiques- 10%
2) Professor critique- 15%
25%- Poster section: final poster and poster presentation
Angelika H. Hofmann, Oxford University Press, 2016; ISBN: 9780190278540
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.