Course code LauZ6130

Credit points 5

Master Thesis II

Total Hours in Course200

Independent study hours200

Date of course confirmation30.10.2012

Responsible UnitInstitute of Soil and Plant Science

Course developer

author Augsnes un augu zinātņu institūts

Biruta Bankina

Dr. biol.

Course abstract

The continuation of literature studies, the preparation and defence of the literature review.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Students obtain deep knowledge in the narrow field of specialization.
Students obtain deepen skills to study scientifical literature and to prepare presentation.
Students are able to critical evaluate of scientifical papers and are able to debate for new ideas and hypothesis.

Requirements for awarding credit points

A test without a grade. Literature review should be submitted and defended.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Study of the literature, preparation of the review.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

A properly formatted review of scientific literature is submitted. The amount and quality of literature sources correspond to the theme of the Master Thesis and to the level of Master studies – primary sources of literature (papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings etc.) are used.

Compulsory reading

1. Kārkliņš A., Kreišmane Dz. Studiju darbu izpilde un noformējums: metodiskie norādījumi Lauksaimniecības fakultātes studentiem. 4.papild. un pārstr. izdevums. Jelgava: LLU, 2012.