Course code LauZ5134

Credit points 1

Preparation of Research Reports I

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures4

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes12

Independent study hours24

Date of course confirmation22.03.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Soil and Plant Science

Course developer

author reserch

Biruta Bankina

Dr. biol.

Course abstract

Students substantiate the choice of scientific work topic, object, and possibilities to reach goal. Substantial part is the schedule of theoretical studies for complete period.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Students obtain knowledge about the factors necessary for a successful acquirement of the Master’s program. Students are able to plan theoretical and scientific part of the Master’s degree studies. The result is an independent work consisting of three parts:
1) substantiation of the choice of the theme of the Master Thesis;
2) a plan of theoretical studies;

3) preliminary task of the Master Thesis.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. The contents of the Master’s degree program “Agriculture”: compulsory and elected courses; free choice.
2. Possible directions of the development of the Master Thesis.

3. The importance of the research practice, possibilities for accomplishing it.

Requirements for awarding credit points

A test without a grade. The independent work should be submitted and defended.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Preparation of the independent work.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

A properly formatted independent work is submitted: the theme of the Master Thesis is substantiated, the plan of theoretical studies is elaborated, and preliminary task of the Master Thesis is prepared. The plan of theoretical studies should be submitted also by e-mail.

Compulsory reading

Zinātniskā literatūra atkarībā no izvēlētās maģistra darba tēmas.