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Basic course 8: Progression course in Knowledge Communication

Bachelor in Global Humanities
Activity type
Basic course
Teaching language

Registration through stads selvbetjeningwithin the announced registration period, as you can see on the Studyadministration homepage.

When registering for courses, please be aware of the potential conflicts between courses or exam dates on courses. The planning of course activities at Roskilde University is based on the recommended study programs which do not overlap. However, if you choose optional courses and/or study plans that go beyond the recommended study programs, lectures or exam dates may overlap depending on which courses you choose.

Detailed description of content

The Knowledge Communication course aims to develops your knowledge, skills and competences in order to communicate subject-specific knowledge both to academic and non-academic target groups. The course will present different genres of knowledge communication and give students opportunities to explore these in relation to their on-going bachelor projects.

University students are expected to be able to reflect upon and communicate the academic knowledge that they have acquired to non-academic target groups in a variety of communicative situations: job interview, funding application, consultancy, collaborative work, professional contexts with high degree of specialization, and even in interpersonal conversations. Students should also be able to properly decode the different genres and conventions adequate for the communication of knowledge and distinguish them from other genres which serve other purposes. The course will challenge academic conceptions of writing, language and genre, because the goal of knowledge communication is to communicate to people who do not rely on the same codes as academics.

Related here is the ambition to help students reflect on their RUC academic project work in terms of skills and competences. To this end, invited speakers from the University and beyond will provide workshops aimed at exploring what you have learnt during your studies and how to express that in a professional discourse.

Expected work effort (ECTS-declaration)

A progression course from Humbach is counted as 5 ECTS equivalent to 135 hours. The course typically has the equivalent of 10 course lectures of 2 hours each: 20 hours total. Preparation for each course lecture is 8 hours: 80 hours total Exam: 35 hours

Course material and Reading list

The course literature will be posted on Moodle.

Evaluation- and feedback forms

A final portfolio project is due one week after the last course session and has to be uploaded on the course moodle site. The requirement for passing the course is based on active participation and regular attendance. In this course this requirement includes completing a portfolio and participation in the 'Knowledge Festival' at the last course session. The details will be posted on Moodle.

Administration of exams
HIB Registration & Exams (hib-exams@ruc.dk)
Responsible for the activity
Simon Warren (warren@ruc.dk)
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of academic communication

  • Proficiency in communicating an academic/specialist issue to a specific target group

  • Proficiency in working with others on critical text drafting and editing

  • Competences in organising, taking responsibility for and cooperating on an academic dissemination task

  • Competences in reflecting upon the significance of the course material and how it relates to the project work

Overall content

The course focuses on competences in academic communication, see the course’s learning objectives

Teaching and working methods

Class instruction with group exercises

Type of activity

Mandatory course

Form of examination
The course is passed through active, regular attendance and satisfactory participation.

Active participation is defined as:
The student must participate in course related activities (e.g. workshops, seminars, field excursions, process study groups, working conferences, supervision groups, feedback sessions).

Regular attendance is defined as:
- The student must be present for minimum 80 percent of the lessons.

Satisfactory active participation is defined as:
- The student must during the course hand in three products written individually and in groups (a group product must be followed by a group presentation).

Assessment: Pass/Fail.
Form of Re-examination
Individual written take-home assignment given by the lecturer.

The character limit of the assignment is: 24,000-28.800 characters, including spaces.
The character limit includes the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.

The duration of the take-home assignment is 7 days and may include weekends and public holidays.
The estimated work effort is 20 hours. Other exams may therefore be scheduled simultaneously.

Assessment: Pass/Fail.
Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U27211
Last changed 08/05/2024

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