Reading/Discussion
Read & Discuss: Controversial Topics
Thu. 2nd. Period Liuswati Yanagi
Keywords:
Discussion, Intensive Reading, Research, Speaking, Vocabulary

This course is best suited for students with TOEFL scores between 425 and 460 who are reasonably comfortable taking instruction and participating in class in English.

This course is designed to help students become critical readers and build skills to extract and use important information to develop logical arguments. The controversial topics are engaging so students are motivated to participate actively in a small-group setting.


This course will focus on helping learners to develop skills in reading critically, building and presenting arguments logically. Other course objectives will include:

  1. Increasing active vocabulary
  2. Communicating effectively to state opinions and ask questions
  3. Building basic presentation skills

Assignments:

To enable active participation, students are required to do research on selected topics before coming to class.


Attendance: 13%
Participation: 26%
Presentation: 20%
Vocabulary Quiz: 16%
Final Assessment: 25%


1

Orientation

2

Work Life Balance

3

Work Life Balance cont.

4

Sexual Orientation

5

Diversity at Work

6

Presentation

7

Automation

8

Artificial Intelligence

9

Presentation

10

What makes us happy?

11

Happiness at Work

12

Presentation

13

Gene Editing

14

Final Assessment

15