Sufficient knowledge of Dutch, French and English to be able to participate actively in debates in these languages
No discipline specific prior knowledge required
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Students learn from debate: They should be able to distinguish fact from opinion and to argue their point of view. They should also be able to substantiate their arguments with documentary evidence.
3. Course content
This series of debates tries to connect the topics of development, poverty and migration, areas which tend to be studied separately, including in an institutional context. The purpose is to underscore relationships between ‘here’ and ‘there’, similarities as well as differences, with special focus on mutual impact. By enhancing our knowledge about our own society, we are able better to reflect on the south, while reflection on the south can enhance our sensitivities with regard to debates on diversity and marginalisation in our own society. This year, the central theme is 'development policy in the plural'.
For all practical information, see http://www.ua.ac.be/tweespraken.
Every evening, a UA lecturer introduces a debate on a topic within the broad theme of North-South relations. The approach taken is distinctly interdisciplinary.
4. Teaching method
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationMultiple choice
6. Compulsory reading – study material
7. Recommended reading - study material
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