Hér má nálgast námskeiðslýsingar allra námskeiðanna sem í boði eru. Einnig má sjá skipulag námsins í sameiginlegri kennsluáætlun Sjávarbyggðafræði og Haf- og strandsvæðastjórnunar.

Námskeiðin uppfylla kröfur ýmissa stéttarfélaga um námsstyrki. Vor- og sumarannir eru tilvaldar fyrir háskólanemendur sem vilja stytta námstímann í reglubundnu námi.

Fyrirspurnir sendist á kennslustjóra Háskólaseturs.

Academic Writing Workshop

  • Autumn 2023 / Autumn 2024
  • Næsta námskeið: 21. ágúst - 25. ágúst 2023
  • CMM/CRD Elective Course | 1 ECTS
  • Námskeið:CMM50 / CRD50
  • Kennari: Dr. Laura Alice Watt

Um námskeiðið

This course is taught as a seminar series throughout the semester, introducing students to academics at the graduate level. Each workshop will cover one of the following topics: academic writing, literature review, abstract writing, paper review/critical thinking and data visualization.


Dr. Laura Alice Watt:

Laura is a Professor Emeritus of Environmental History and Policy at Sonoma State University, in Northern California. She came to the University Centre initially on a Fulbright-NSF Arctic Scholar grant to conduct historical research in Iceland. Her project documented the environmental history of a remote corner of Iceland’s Westfjords, specifically the Árneshreppur municipality and surrounding region of the Strandir coast.

At Sonoma State, she taught a number of courses in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Planning and was a Graduate Coordinator for the Cultural Resource Management masters program.

Outside of school she is an avid photographer and sailor, and started knitting after moving to Iceland.

Contact Dr. Watt



Each workshop includes both lectures and practical sessions.

On completion of the course, a student:

  • will be familiar with common practices in academic writing.
  • can critically evaluate published studies, find relevant literature, and reference other people's work.
  • can synthesize his/her/their work effectively.
  • can understand the main components of high-quality research/writing and formulate relevant research questions.
  • can foster interdisciplinary discussion of the contributions and challenges in managing coastal systems in an applied as well as academic setting.