Debate in the Media (Disputa a médiában) in spring 2015
Holló Dorottya, Thu 14:30–16:00, R142, host: DEAL (R306)
4-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: ANG-001
description & set texts

Developing Oral Skills Through Debating

This course aims at developing the participants’ debating and presentation skills in English and at examining controversial issues related to the media. In order to prepare for the debates, we will look into the background of the topics through readings as well as through the participants’ presentations. This will help gather and analyse information and gain a better understanding of the issues. We will integrate content and form by also focusing on language development. Sessions of presentations and debates will alternate.
requirements & assessment
Requirements: regular attendance and active participation, thorough preparation for classes, all assignments have to be completed, completion of two major written assignments (an argumentative essay of 400-500 words and a journal of the readings) and regular minor assignments, giving one major oral presentation and several oral reports on readings, participating in debates Assessment: on the basis of the above