701-0320-00L  Seminar for Bachelor Students: Environmental Biology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersD. Ramseier
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractIn the seminar, students explore a specific topic in environmental biology (ecology, evolution, health). They find and read scientific articles, structure contents around core questions, talk to specialists about them, prepare a scientific presentation and lead a discussion. They are introduced to literature search and scientific presentations.
ObjectiveStudents will acquire skills in:
- finding literature in scientific databases
- structuring a scientific topic through research questions
- giving a clear scientific presentation
- contributing constructively to a scientific discussion
ContentWeek 1: Choice of topics and tutors
Week 2 & 3: Literature search
Week 4: course for presentation techniques
Weeks 1 - 7: Meetings with tutors, preparation of presentations
Weeks 8 - 14: Presentations and discussions
Lecture notesWill be handed out during classes