735100 Scientific work and theories in science

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Gessl, Viktoria , Huber, Johanna , Duenbostl, Christine , Pöchtrager, Siegfried , Starmuz, Alexandra Christine , Schwabl, Viktor
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


This course is held in German!

The course "Scientific Work and Theories in Science" consists of a lecture part and a seminar part, whereby the seminar part builds on the contents of the lecture part.

Attendance is recommended for all dates, minimum attendance 75%.

The course is held in presence, whereby the lecture part takes place in the large group, the seminar part in small groups.

Please register on BOKUonline for one of the seminar groups.

To the content:
- Introduction to the topics theory of science and scientific work
- Literature research from libraries and internet
- Getting to know and using citation rules and literature management programmes
- Components of a scientific thesis and how to structure it correctly
- Practical application of the contents by working on a limited subject area from the field of agriculture and the food industry.

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

- acquire basic skills to prepare and present information according to scientific criteria.
- effectively search for scientific literature, evaluate it, cite correctly and comprehensibly and use literature management software.
- have knowledge of the composition and structure of scientific texts, seminar papers and theses in order to be able to write them independently.
- learn to present their results and arguments in writing in a clear, precise and scientific language.
- learn the correct use of illustrations and tables in scientific texts.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.