XYHX008 Multilingual Argumentation (3 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Russian
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028

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The course focuses on argumentation within intercultural and multilingual contexts


Course description

Within this course the students get acquainted with the phenomena of negotiations, debating, and argumentation as central elements of academic expertise within multilingual and intercultural contexts and situations. 

Main contents:

  • argumentation and critical thinking as phenomena within multilingual and intercultural contexts
  • multilingual and intercultural communication skills needed in diverse settings and contexts
  • ethics of multilingual and intercultural negotiations and argumentation

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, student is expected to:

  • have improved their reasoning skills and argumentation in multilingual and intercultural contexts
  • understand the ethical aspects of debating and negotiating
  • be able to observe critically the arguments of self and others
  • be able to appropriate their multilingual and linguistic resources to the context and situation of the argumentation

Additional information

The main language of instructions is English

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
The course consists of lectures and other methods of learning include selected readings, discussions, and a group assignment. More detailed assessment criteria will be introduced at the beginning of the course.
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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
German, English, Spanish, French, Russian
No published teaching