Professional Tools, 6 credits

Professionella verktyg, 6 hp

TGTU62

Main field of study

No main field of study

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Birgitte Saxtrup Hermansson

Director of studies or equivalent

Maria Eidenskog

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 42 h
Recommended self-study hours: 118 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6KBIO Biology, Bachelor's Programme 3 (Autumn 2019) 1, 2 4, 4 Swedish Linköping C
6KKEB Chemical Biology, Bachelor's Programme 3 (Autumn 2019) 1, 2 4, 4 Swedish Linköping C
6KKEM Chemistry - Molecular Design, Bachelor's Programme 3 (Autumn 2019) 1, 2 4, 4 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

No main field of study

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Bachelor's Programme in Biology
  • Bachelor's Programme in Chemical Biology
  • Bachelor's Programme in Chemistry - Molecular Design

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.

Prerequisites

University studies corresponding to 60 hp

Intended learning outcomes

The student should be able to describe the requirements that different communication situations set, increase the skill in verbal and written communication and to illustrate some language theoretical questions. After the course, the student should be able to:

  • have knowledge about scientific communication processes and to understand how information resources are organized.
  • use relevant tools for information retrieval and to critical scrutinize the result
  • communicate according to given conditions
  • structure and present information
  • act as opponent on other students' texts and verbal presentations
  • describe and use basic ethical theories, principles and concepts to discuss ethical problems in natural sciences and technology.
  • explain the importance of professional responsibility. 

As part of this the student has to know how to

  • apply various aspects of linguistic theory on the student’s own communication
  • argue both in oral and written form due to given conditions
  • present information both in oral and written form
  • analyse and evaluate both oral and written communication
  • discuss, on the basis of ethical theory, ethical implications of specific cases in science and technology.

Course content

The lectures discuss:

  • General communication theory and how to act as opponent on other written presentations
  • Oral presentation
  • Information retrieval
  • Rhetoric
  • Ethical theories, principles and concepts

 

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures and seminars. The course runs over the entire autmn semester.

Examination

UPG3Group assignments2 creditsU, G
UPG2Individual oral assignments2 creditsU, G
UPG1Individual written assignments2 creditsU, G
For passing grade active presence is required in all examining seminars. Absence is compensated with a written analysis of the texts that have been treated. Grades are given as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.

Grades

Two grade scale, older version, U, G

Department

Institutionen för Tema

Director of Studies or equivalent

Maria Eidenskog

Examiner

Birgitte Saxtrup Hermansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 42 h
Recommended self-study hours: 118 h

Course literature

Books

  • Språkrådet, (2008) Svenska skrivregler

Compendia

  • Merkel, Magnus m.fl, Lathund för rapportskrivning. Linköpings universitet.
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG3 Group assignments 2 credits U, G
UPG2 Individual oral assignments 2 credits U, G
UPG1 Individual written assignments 2 credits U, G
For passing grade active presence is required in all examining seminars. Absence is compensated with a written analysis of the texts that have been treated. Grades are given as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.

Books

Språkrådet, (2008) Svenska skrivregler

Compendia

Merkel, Magnus m.fl, Lathund för rapportskrivning. Linköpings universitet.

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
X
X
UPG1
UPG2
UPG3

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X
X
X
UPG1
UPG2
UPG3

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
X
X

                            
3.2 Communications
X
X
X
UPG1
UPG2
UPG3

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development
X
X
UPG3

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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