Academic Discussion Seminar University of Tsukuba
The goal of this course is to engage students in active discussions on various contemporary topics, ranging from politics, economics, science to culture, entertainment etc. The students will be encouraged to express and defend their opinions openly and actively, as well as propose issues to be debated.
The objective of this course is to improve the students' academic communication skills.
Communication ability, critical and creative thinking skills, cross-cultural skills
There are no particular prerequisites for this course; however, the students should be comfortable with open discussions and presenting their work in English.
Individual presentations and questions: 60%Participation during plenary/group discussions: 20%Final report (essay): 20%
Week 1: Introduction, discussion exercisesWeeks 2-10: Individual presentations and discussions#The agenda will be determined during the first lecture.
Online Course Requirement
The number of students is limited to 30.If the number of registered students exceeds 30, the class membership will be decided during the first lecture.Preference will be given to fourth, third and second year students (in this order).
Site for Inquiry
Link to the syllabus provided by the university