Course Descriptions

01:447:430 EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN GENETICS

This course is for Genetics majors.


Offered

Fall

Credits

3

Prerequisites

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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Course Description

Instruction and practice in effectively communicating scientific findings. The topics include 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 Syllabus

Fall 2018 Syllabus

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

12%- Quizzes

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

Course Materials

Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentation (Third Edition)

Angelika H. Hofmann, Oxford University Press, 2016; ISBN: 9780190278540

Course Closed?

If the course is closed, please use the following link to ad your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Fall 2018 Courses . If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen McDonald in the Genetics Undergraduate Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Faculty

Dr. Jinchuan Xing (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.