This course is designed to develop students’ abilities and skills in academic communication, argumentation and debate. The topics of this course train the Students to use sources for academic communication, to produce knowledge, to raise academic questions and to answer the questions scientifically. It also trains them to think critically, to respect others’ points of view and also to direct academic arguments. In this course, students are directed to raise questions and analyze the scientific texts logically and critically, i.e. they are guided to conduct a critical analysis of what they read and are provided with opportunities to practice and develop their skills by writing their reflections on the material studied and on their own learning. Moreover, they are assisted to Identifying problems academically and offer appropriate and scientific suggestions for solving such problems. Also, a number of lectures are devoted to teaching Health and Safety subject to train students about health awareness in order to use laboratories, and protecting against diseases in cafeterias, libraries and lecture halls.
Furthermore, the course will focus on the importance of debate and time management. The aims of this course is to:
- To foster critical thinking and thoughtful expression
- To appreciate the diversity of social relations in communities
- To develop intellectualism and confidence of expression. At the end of the course, students will be able to: 1. Exercise debating skills and enhance abilities to express thoughtful, informed opinions in public settings.
- Use reliable sources to gather evidence in a responsive, critical way.
- Demonstrate skills of peaceful negotiation with others.
- Prepare and execute an argument that is logically ground and contributes to the good of the community.
- Identify emergent problems in communities and to see oneself as an active agent committed to the resolution of them.
- Demonstrate openness to diverse viewpoints and to express a willingness to change as a result.
- Demonstrate knowledge in learning communities using tools of technology for the common good.