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Undergraduate Course: The Project Presentation (SCIL10037)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is open to Senior Honours students who want to present the findings of their Sociology project to a wider audience. Students are required to prepare a short (12 minute) oral presentation to be delivered to an audience of Sociology staff and students, and to produce a large (A0) poster for display. The preparation classes give students the necessary skills to make effective oral presentations and create attractive and informative posters, including training in two software packages. The course is usually taken by a relatively small number of students (8-12), which creates a learning community in which mutual support is often as important as formal training. Assessment is completed in week 11 of the semester.
Course description This course will prepare students to give a short oral presentation based on their Sociology Honours project, and to answer questions arising from this presentation. In addition, students are introduced design fundamentals that allow them to prepare a sociological research poster. This course is intended to enhance student oral presentation skills and to provide training in the use of audio-visual technology to support oral presentations. Students will gain hands-on experience with PowerPoint and other presentation software, including WordPress.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  20
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 0.5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 175 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 100 %
Additional Information (Assessment) o Week 7: 1500 Conference Paper (25%)
o Week 11: A final 12-minute oral presentation delivered to an audience of Sociology staff and students, followed by 6 minutes of questions from the audience and the creation of (1) A0 size poster for display before and after the oral presentation. (75%)
Feedback Students receive feedback throughout the course as they prepare both poster and presentation materials. Peer review sessions are coupled with individual consultations.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students will enhance their presentation and time management skills
  2. Students will improve and extend their oral presentation skills
  3. Students will engage in activities that will develop their visual presentation skills
  4. Students will be exposed to questions and will improve their ability to respond to questions and comments
  5. Students will advance their skills in poster production
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Course organiserDr Mary Holmes
Tel: (0131 6)51 3140
Course secretaryMiss Emma Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3932
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