01:447:430 Effective Communication Skills in Genetics
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
25%- Quizzes and class participation
25%- Writing section: 1) Final revised introduction 2) Project narrative, research question and hypothesis(PRH), 3) editing group members' introductions
25%- Oral presentation and critiques of peers
25%- Poster section: final poster and poster session
Angelika H. Hofmann, Oxford University Press, 2016; ISBN: 9780190278540
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.