The goals this course are to upgrade students' oral presentation skills and to develop students' ability to conduct and participate actively in substantive discussions of contemporary issues. Students will practice evaluating arguments, forming and asking relevant questions, and responding actively to other's comments in discussions.
will also prepare presentations as homework and will be responsible for leading discussions in class. All class activities will be conducted in English.
Essential expressions for professional presentations and for discussing the pros and cons of controversial issues will be introduced and practiced. Students will be expected to do all assigned reading as preparation for class discussions and other class activities. Students
Students are expected to have a professional attitude in the class and to participate actively in all discussions and presentations. More than two unexcused absences will lower a student’s grade.
- Assignments 30%
- Classroom participation / attendance 40%
- Final exam / presentation 30%