TEACHING
 

ENVS599
Notices
• You must obtain the approval of your advisers before you submit the presentation. Furthermore, you have to submit your proposals and literature reviews to your advisers in order to evaluate them and send me the results.
 

Grades

 

240474

NP

240506

NP

925126

NP

 

 
 

Course Outlines    DOC

KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS

COLLEGE OF SCIENCES

EARTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES MS PROGRAM

 

ENVS 599

 

 

SEMINAR

Second Semester 2007-2008

COURSE:                               ENVS 599 SEMINAR

TIME & LOCATION:  6-7 pm/ Building 15

INSTRUCTOR:            DR. ALI A. Al-DAKHIL-ALLAH

OFFICE LOCATION:  15/4114

TEL:                              860-3188/0505617351

 

EMAIL:                                  aldakhil@kfupm.edu.sa

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course will take the students step by step throughout the processes of writing and presenting the proposals for their dissertation projects, including, selecting the topic, reviewing the literature, designing the research project, preparing and delivering the oral presentation of the proposal etc. This course is graded on a Pass or Fail basis.

EXAMS:

 

Exams are not applicable in this course. However, the final presentation will be considered as a final exam.

 

CLASS CONDUCT:

 

Students are expected to adhere strictly to all rules of attendance, punctuality and meaningful participation in class and in case presentations. Committing more than 2 absences will result in the “DN” grade as prescribed by KFUPM rules.

 

COURSE GRADED COMPONENTS

 

Writing the literature review

20%

Writing the proposal

20%

Preparing the oral presentation

20%

Rehearsing

20%

Delivering the Final oral presentation

20%

Total

100%

 

            *Points for absenteeism will be deducted from the total.

 

COURSE TIMELINE AND ASSIGNMENTS


 

Introduction & Orientation

2nd Week

Brain storming session to select a research area and topic of interest.

3rd Week

Meeting at the library to discuss the role of literature review, its tools and techniques.

4th Week

 

Final selection of the dissertation topic, title and adviser.

Assignment 1: writing the literature review (collection of information)

5th Week

 

Literature review and Proposal writing (process, tips and guidelines).

Assignment 2: writing the dissertation proposal.

6th Week

 No meeting; to write the proposal.

7th Week

Midterm break.

8th Week

No meeting; to write the proposal.

9th Week

No meeting; to write the proposal.

10th Week

 

Advanced presentation skills (4 hours short course).

Assignment 3: preparing the oral presentation.

11th Week

No meeting; to prepare the oral presentation.

12th Week

No meeting; to prepare the oral presentation.

13th Week

Rehearsal of the presentations.

14th Week

One day seminar

15th Week

Submission due date for assignment 1 is on the 31ST of May 2008.

Submission due date for assignment 2 is on the 26th of April 2008.

Submission due date for assignment 3 is on the 10th of May 2008.

NO DELAYS ARE ALLOWED.

 

EVALUATION

 

The major issues considered in the evaluation of the literature review content are:

·        Thoroughness, accuracy, and depth of the literature review

·        Professionalism of writing

·        Understanding of the topic

·        Conclusion

 

The major issues considered in the evaluation of the Proposal content are:

·        Organization of proposal

·        Professionalism of writing

·        Discussion

·        Proposed tasks

·        Tasks schedule

 

The major issues considered in the evaluation of the Presentation rehearsing are:

·        Organization of presentation

·        Professionalism of presentation

·        Depth of  the background of the topic

·        Communication skills

·        Time management

·        Handling of questions

 

The major issues considered in the evaluation of the Final Presentation delivery are:

·        Improvements after the rehearsing

·        Organization of presentation

·        Professionalism of presentation

·        Depth of  the background of the topic

·        Communication skills

·        Time management

·        Handling of questions

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