XDOC3001 Popularizing research (2 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


Communicating effectively with the general public has a variety of benefits for researchers, yet finding effective ways to interact with audiences outside academia is often deemed challenging. New platforms and genres require different rhetorical strategies to recontextualize information. This course thus aims to provide support for participants who wish to diversify their writing practices and maximize the impact of their own research by creating new academic identities through academic blogging. Students will develop a personal plan to popularize their own research.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants are expected to…

  • understand the role of research popularization in shaping academic identities and practices
  • know the difference between communicating through traditional channels of scholarly communication as opposed to academic blogs
  • be aware of rhetorical strategies when recontextualizing academic texts for academic blogs with a view to enhancing interaction

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
PASS-FAIL: Compulsory and active participation. Successful completion of core assignments. Final grading is based on the corresponding grading scale for the module.
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Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail