YPS-10301 Wageningen Scientific Preparation Week MPS, MPB, MOA

Course

Credits 1.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Lecture3
Tutorial6
Group work1
Course coordinator(s)dr. JW van 't Klooster
dr. AGJ Kuipers
Examiner(s)dr. AGJ Kuipers
dr. JW van 't Klooster

Language of instruction:

EN

Contents:

The course Wageningen Scientific Preparation Week is a course specially designed for Master students MPS, MPB and MOA, who start their education in Wageningen. This course makes these new students acquainted with the Wageningen learning situation. The students will work on several course activities: searching and using scientific literature, giving presentations, group work, short refreshers on statistics, genetics, modeling, and exam training. Some activities are compulsory and some activities students can choose themselves depending on their programme or specialization.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand scientific information sources and know how to obtain them;
- understand what plagiarism is and how to judge the quality of information sources;
- cite and refer to information sources using a self-chosen or required citation style.
- show the expected entry skills for the chosen MSc programme, such as:
   - know how to write a lab report and cite literature according to WU standards;
   - know the requirements for group work within MPS, MPB and MOA courses;
- understand the WU way of examination.

Activities:

Lectures, tutorials, group work.

Examination:

There will be no exam, but students will obtain a pass mark when completing the week.

Literature:

All material is provided online.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Restricted Optional for: MOAOrganic AgricultureMSc1WD
MPSPlant SciencesMSc1WD, 4WD
MPBPlant BiotechnologyMSc1WD
MOADDMaster Spec. Agroecology DD (2020)MSc1WD