Critical Thinking, Writing, and Presentation Skills

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US Academic Culture: Critical Thinking, Writing and Presentation Skills is an 8 week, 3 credit online course designed for students about to enroll in an American university or considering pursuing higher education in the United States in the future.  Through exploring the theme of college life in the United States, students will not only learn important details about American college life, but will also improve their critical thinking, academic writing, academic presentation/communication skills and knowledge of issues surrounding academic integrity.

The online course will have daily readings, pre-recorded videos and assignments that students can complete on their local time, but students must submit assignments daily.  Additionally, there will be one live session each week where students will have the opportunity to interact with their instructor in real time.

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, students will be able to:

  • Define, explain, and apply critical thinking abilities
  • Critically evaluate the validity of textual sources
  • Prepare and deliver brief academic presentations based on various rhetorical modes
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and participate in both written and oral discussions
  • Define and apply academic integrity rules in the US academic culture
  • Write academic essays based on certain rhetorical modes
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence
  • Interpret norms and values of American cultures and the diversity of the American experience

Course Summary

  • Schedule: 8 week course- July 19 to August 27, 2021
  • Academic credit: 3 credit online course
  • Tuition: $2,085
  • Registration Deadline: Friday July 2

Requirements for Registration

  • Student needs to be at least 17 years of age
  • Students needs to provide proof of English proficiency of an overall TOEFL of 85 or equivalent

Technology Need for Course

  • Computer or laptop with microphone and camera
  • Reliable Wi-fi or internet connection

*Note: Current ELI students are ineligible to enroll in this class, as the timing and structure conflict with the existing schedule of classes for students enrolled at the ELI.

If you would like more information about this course, complete and submit the form below: