Course Syllabus-spring semester-2021-4-16

2021-04-16
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江苏大学环境科学与工程专业博士生课程《论文开题与报告》

Academic Proposal and Presentation)教学大纲 (2021 春季)

I. 总目标:

根据多数国外著名大学和研究机构研究生培养计划,Academic Proposal and Presentation课程是硕士、博士研究生非常重要的必修课,一般是2个学分,该课程要求能结合硕士或博士论文的研究内容,一是重点聚焦在研究生如何学习、如何思维的知识与方法论方面的引导和启发;二是结合研究生科研工作的实际需要,聚焦环境科学与工程领域的热点问题,共性技术问题,注重培养研究生解决复杂环境问题或完成多因素环境治理复杂任务的创造性能力。因此,该课程的总目标是在系统培养研究生撰写论文开题、模拟训练学术演讲基础上,全面提高研究生在较高认知水平上的科学心智活动及较高层次的科研实践能力。

II. 课程目的:

一是培养中国及国际留学研究生能够系统掌握研究生论文开题的基本要求与系统知识,能够撰写出符合要求的开题报告(包括立项依据论证、文献引用与综述、研究方法、创新点凝练等)。

二是培养研究生能够掌握参加国际学术会议学术演讲的系统知识,有能力参与国际交流与竞争(包括PPT设计与制作,实验结果分析,演讲中的科学语言使用与规范、问题回答与学术答辩等)。

三是培养和提高研究生的文献阅读与综述概括能力。通过参与指定的2个研究专题的研究开题撰写和实例多媒体PPT演讲练习,系统地掌握科学研究中的基本方法与途径

III.教学理念

一是在教学内容上,重点聚焦科学研究方法论基本概念及系统知识的教学,包括科学研究开题所需要的完整分析方法、逻辑论证过程及规范的科学写作与学术演讲表述;

二是在教学方案设置上,将课堂理论教学与研究生的科研工作密切结合,注重研究生解决复杂问题或完成复杂任务的科研创造性能力的培养,撰写出高水平、规范的学位论文开题报告,并具有出色的国际学术交流能力;

三是在教学模式及考试方式上,借助多媒体、智慧教室及先进的网络技术,通过引导/启发与案列教学、师生互动与问题导向教学、实战训练与课堂点评分析相结合的综合教学方法,强化学生对课堂教学内容的消化与理解,对研究生从事科学研究内涵与规则的理解及尊重,系统提高学生提出问题、分析问题及解决问题的综合创新能力。

IV. 内容简介:

该课程的设计为全程英文教学,学时为24个学时,2个学分。结合每个研究生不同研究领域,选定相关的几个重要研究方向或热点科学问题,通过系统查阅文献和科学的数据分析,撰写开题报告,提出新颖、创新的学术观点和科学结论。同时根据报告内容制作并提交高质量的PPT多媒体,通过PPT多媒体学术报告演讲的训练,系统地掌握科学研究中的基本过程和方法,提高PPT 多媒体制作、学术报告演讲和学术交流的能力。课程设计将安排每个学生有两次撰写开题报告的作业和两次学术演讲与练习的机会,具体的每个部分教学内容参见英文版介绍。

本课程力求既培养学生创新思维能力,又培养研究生在所学学科领域的研究与解决问题的能力,还能同时培养留学生结合各自国情,解决在自己国家在相关领域所面临问题与挑战的实践能力;即,创新和创业的意识,国际化视野,以及团队合作精神。

V. 课堂作业与考试计分方式:

§   论文开题报告的作业安排:这门课程要求每位学生提交两份不同的论文开题报告作业(英文),第一份开题报告作业将作为期中考试的成绩计分,第二份开题报告将作为期末的考试成绩计分。开题报告的研究主题或领域应该是与环境科学与工程相关的研究方向,每个研究生的论文选题需要得到老师审核后方可正式撰写。每个学生需要按照我们课程中提供的模板格式,独立完成各自的研究论文开题报告。第一份开题报告Z迟要求在课程开始后的第三周上课之前提交。第二份开题报告Z迟在开课后的第五周上课之前提交(详见后面的课程安排部分)。

§   PPT英文学术演讲的作业安排:结合两次提交的论文开题报告的选题,要求每位学生做两次相应的英文PPT演讲(不在中国的留学生无需进行现场演讲,只需要录制PPT演讲,并提交2份包含演讲录音的PPT文档)。第一次PPT演讲,是以第一份开题报告为选题作为学术报告的主要演讲内容,演讲成绩计入期中考试成绩;第二次PPT演讲,是以第二份开题报告为选题作为学术报告的主要演讲内容,演讲成绩计入期末的考试成绩。

§   考试方式:开卷考试(100 分制);

§   考试的次数:每位学生需撰写2次英文版论文开题报告,并分别进行期中和期末2次PPT专题演讲。以100分计算,每次提交的论文开题报告占30分,相应的PPT演讲占70分。

期中与期末考试权重:期中考试成绩占总分的40%,期末考试成绩占总分的60%;

§   所有学生的PPT必须是用英文完成,演讲语言均要求用英文演讲。

§   我们的上课地点为三山楼802智慧教室进行(如有变动将另行通知),在教室上课的学生需提前10分钟抵达教室(因为电梯有时比较拥挤,需要排队)。线上参与网课的学生需提前10分钟做好准备。

§   上课考勤规定:如学生无故上课迟到(如迟到时间 < 5分钟,需在微信群里做出说明,并请老师开门,如超过这个时间,学生将无法进入教室,将按缺席处理),如果一学期学生上课无故缺席一次、无故迟到情况累计超过两次,并没有事先得到任课老师的谅解或请假批准,该学生的课程将没有成绩。

§   所有学生请访问并关注本课程网站(电脑版本:http://bijsu-app.com/,手机版本:http://bijsu-app.com/m),并按照网页要求注册加入课程。审核通过后可访问本课程相关教学内容,包括教学大纲、上课的时间安排、往年学生的部分作业,模板PPT等材料。

§   本学期所有作业文件均需以固定方式命名,例如第一次作业可命名为:”A2吴迎城Proposal1”或者“B11 CHUKWUEMEKA JOSEPH EZE Proposal1”,第一次PPT提交可命名为:”A2吴迎城PPT1”或者“B11 CHUKWUEMEKA JOSEPH EZE PPT1”, 第二次作业提交可命名为:”A2吴迎城Proposal2”或者“B11 CHUKWUEMEKA JOSEPH EZE Proposal2”,第二次PPT提交可命名为:”A2吴迎城PPT2”或者“B11 CHUKWUEMEKA JOSEPH EZE PPT2”,特别注意的是,B组线上学生提交PPT时,应该加入自己的演讲录音,PPT演讲录音的方法详见文件说明。

§   开题报告作业,该课程将安排两次练习,每位学生提交的开题报告必须按照老师的要求独立并按时完成,同时,很重要的一点需要注意,开题报告的写作不得大范围剽窃别人已经公开发表的内容,更不能大量抄写自己已经公开发表的文章,每一份提交开题报告,我们将进行严格的网络查重(采用国际查重标准),如果查重的结果是超过30%内容来自某个或多个公开发表的内容,我们将认定是剽窃,学生提交的作业将没有得分。

§   所有作业只能提交一次,不能重复提交,请提交前检查好自己的作业,并在规定时间内提交至固定邮箱:yongliw2021@163.com

 

 

主讲教师:孙建中教授, QQ:2745983694, Tel:0511-88796122;

刘俊教授: QQ: 47018794;

Sameh Samir Ali Atwa,薩邁赫·阿里 教授,QQ:2192795749。

教学助理:王永丽博士,QQ:385568209

 


COURSE CONTENTS                                             April. 08, 2021

 

 

Course Syllabus (2021 Spring semester)

I.  General Goal

    To enhance students’ competence in writing a research proposal and the capability in coping with an effective scientific communication.

II.  Essential Objectives

1.          Understand what differences between a scientific paper and a scientific oral presentation

2.          Understand basic strategies, principles, and skills involved in writing a competitive proposal and making an effective presentation with a high quality of PPT slides

3.          Understand the important tips of a qualified research proposal and an attractive presentation as well as its skills

4.          Finally, to enlighten students’ logical and hypothetic thinking for their innovation capability in degree study.

III.  Teaching Philosophy on the Course

The missing of two essential abilities/diathesis among most graduate students, i.e. scientific writing and talking, call for an interdisciplinary, comprehensive course aiming at improving students’ quality in their scientific research. Herein, we opened a course, named as “Academic Writing and Presentation”, for graduate students with our special design and teaching philosophy stated as follows:

1.       On course content design, the basic knowledge and principles of scientific research methodology are especially provided and highlighted. The emphasized training efforts in this course are mainly put on the comprehensive analytic methods, logical justification for a proposed research topic, as well as its normalized scientific writing and an effective PPT presentation, which are uniquely strengthened in terms of a thesis research quality.

2.       On course processing design, theory lecturing will be closely combined with students’ scientific research needs, which is proposed to train students’ scientific innovation capability during problem shooting of a complicate task, aiming to enhance students’ power competent both in developing an academic research proposal and delivering an effective scientific talking in an international conference.

3.       On teaching approaches and the ability evaluation, with the supporting of some advanced web or multimedia technologies, as well as the intelligent classroom equipped with some advanced display/communication system, some unique teaching approaches are accordingly developed and implemented, including inspiration/guidance teaching combined with case study, interaction between instructor & students combined with question-oriented discussion, student practice project training combined with some key comments from professors, etc. Various teaching approaches and evaluations applied in this course are virtually designed to assist students at a better understanding on course contents for what’s inside in a scientific research, as well as its logic steps required for a justification, and finally to build a powerful and competitive capability, in all possible ways, to solve a true scientific problem from an innovative solution.

IV.  Content Coverage (2 credit points with 24 teaching hours)

1.  What problems we are currently encountered for PPT presentation?

2.  What differences between a scientific paper and a scientific oral talking?

3.  Reasons for giving an effective seminar presentation

4.  Suggestions for how to build a seminar (Tips for main skills involved)

5.  Suggestions for visual aids (Tips for main techniques involved)

6.  General hinds for presenting (Tips for main strategies and skills in a presentation)

7.  How to answer the question after a seminar (The strategies and the answering tips)

8.  How to best use the transition words during the presentation (Tips and examples)

9.  How to best deal with an international conference talking? (Common useful tips)

10.  A sample scientific PPT presentation

V.  Evaluation and Examination (How to score your grade)

·       Open-book exam (100-point score system)

·       Assignment-1 (serves as mid-term exam.), 40% of total, where it includes 30 points assigned for research proposal and 70 points applied for oral presentation

·       Assignment-2 (serves as class final exam.), 60% of total, where it includes 30 points assigned for research proposal and 70 point applied for oral presentation

  • The      topic you selected for a field of the proposal should be pretty much related      to environmental science and engineering. Each of your selected topics      needs to be reviewed and approved by the teacher before it can be formally      written. Each student needs to independently complete his/her own proposal      in accordance with the template format provided in our course. The first      proposal must be submitted by the third week of the course. The second      opening report should be submitted no later than the fifth week of the      course.

  • Two      PPT presentation assignments: each presentation topic should be kept in      the same topic for the corresponding proposals you have submitted to; each      onsite student is also required to make two corresponding English PPT presentations      in an arranged class time slot in our regular class time. The online      students who are stayed in their home countries are not required to      present their PPT online in the class due to the concerns for their WIFI      speed, instead, they are required to submit their PPT homework with their      presentation voice recorded in the file that has to be sent to the pointed      Email address at yongliw2021@163.com      by the due date we asked.

 

  • If you      missed one time of the class without getting permission ahead of time from      your teacher for an excuse, you will have no score and credit for this      course. If you are late to attend this class no more than 5 minutes, you can      request an entry to the classroom after sending a message to our teaching      assistant via Wechat platform, otherwise,      you will not be allowed to come to classroom when you report to class late      beyond 5 min. If you are late report to the classroom without excuse from      your teacher for more than two times (each beyond 5 min), you may lose the      opportunity to enter in the classroom, which will result in a serious      consequence for losing your course credit completely. Onsite students who      are in the campus are required to go to the classroom early, ahead of      class time at least 10 min earlier, which will ensure that you can catch      an elevator in time to approach the 8th floor of the San-Shan Building      (三山楼) for your class room. Those online      students are also required to get ready ahead of the class time (each      Friday 4:00 PM, Beijing time) at least 10 min earlier and get on the board      of the class meeting software app, “Voov”. We will send you the log in ID      before 4:00 pm of the class time via Wechat communication platform that      will allow you to log in this meeting APP platform.

The most important notice for each student:

1.    Each onsite student who are stayed in campus is required to sign your name on the attendance sheet each time before the class in classroom to inform/justify us you attend the class without late. For those online students who are stayed in their home countries, it is also required to attend each class online via the Meeting platform, “Voov” and the teacher will check if each student present the class via our meeting platform. It is required to get an approval from Dr. Jianzhong Sun, the leader of this course, for your absence of the class for any coming case or reasons.

2.    Regarding student homework submission, each homework document should be named in a fixed format. For example, the first proposal homework should be named as “A2吴迎城Proposal1” OR “B11 CHUKWUEMEKA JOSEPH EZE Proposal1” (Assigned code + your name + proposal 1); the first PPT homework should be named: “A2吴迎城PPT1” OR “B11 CHUKWUEMEKA JOSEPH EZE PPT1 (Assigned code + your name + PPT 1)”; the second proposal homework should be named: “A2吴迎城Proposal2” OR “B11 CHUKWUEMEKA JOSEPH EZE Proposal2 (Assigned code + your name + proposal 2)”; the second PPT homework should be named: “A2吴迎城PPT2” OR “B11 CHUKWUEMEKA JOSEPH EZE PPT2 (Assigned code + your name + PPT2)”. Each student’s homework is required to submit to the pointed Email address at yongliw2021@163.com before the due date we have asked. Each homework assignment can only be submitted to teacher at one time and don’t submit your homework repeatedly for the reason of a revision. You need to finalize your document before submission. Particularly, we will not accept the over due homework from students and in that case, you will lose the whole score points. There are four homework assignments in total for each student who registered in this course, which include two research proposals and two PPT presentations. For each student assignment due date and time, please check the timetable of the course teaching section in this syllabus.

3.    A special attention should be paid for those online participating students who are assigned into the “B” code group, each PPT assignment asked from this class is particularly required to add your own speech voice as a standard conference presentation and recoded your speech into your PPT file. We will soon send you an instruction reference for how to make a presentation voice into your PPT file. In addition, your speech time recorded in this PPT file should be controlled within the limited time we asked (10 min).

4.    The classroom location is at 802, 8th floor of the San-Shan Building (三山楼), Jiangsu University. The class time has been set up at 4:00-6:00 pm, Beijing time, each Friday (started from April 16, 2021) for lasting 12 weeks. The scheduled teaching date and time will not allowed to change unless an official holiday approved by China government or other important issues approved by university, which may possibly conflict with our class date or time. Based on our university policy and regulations, students who participating this course will not allowed applying a change for the scheduled course date and time only based on their own personal reasons, or other unaccepted events (such as the religion pray time or other local holiday).

5.    The homework assignments required from this class (particularly for two research proposals submission from each students) should be independently accomplished by each student in English version (following the teacher’s instruction) and submitted them to teachers before the due date/time. Plagiarizing some contents from those published materials or even from your own published papers in a significant extent (>30% overlapped with those published materials) are not allowed, which will lead to a serious punishment at the zero score.

6.    Each students is also required to visit our course website (For your computer terminal, please visit at http://bijsu-app.com/, for your cellphone terminal, please visit at http://bijsu-app.com/m) . Each student has to register the course website following the web instruction. After the authorization, each student will have a right to access to all resources available in this course website.

 

 

Course teaching lecturers and assistant

1.  Dr./Prof. Jianzhong Sun, Personal contact QQ account: 2745983694, Tel: 0511-88796122

2.  Dr./Prof. Liu Jun: Personal contact QQ account: 47018794

3.  Dr./Prof. Sameh Samir Ali Atwa, Personal contact QQ account: 2192795749

4.  Teaching Assistant: Dr. Wang Yongli, Personal contact QQ account: 385568209


                                      


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