Critical Thinking and Research Skills - 10636410
Course Title
Critical Thinking and Research Skills
Course Number
Instructor Name
Mona Demaidi
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
Second Semester 2019
First Semester 2019
Second Semester 2018
First Semester 2018
Second Semester 2017
First Semester 2017
Compulsory / Elective
Course Description

The course aims to enhance students' critical thinking and research skills through discussions, assignments, reviews, and reflections. The students will learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and apply several critical thinking methods to identify a problem they could work on. After that, students will learn how to form research questions, collect and analyse data, and produce a publishable research paper.


Course Objectives
Intended learning Outcomes and Competences
  • Ability to explore, analyze, write and design technical documents and reports that provide content specific to issue’s needs by exploring and using appropriate technologies to facilitate communication targets.
  • The ability to reason: properly articulate own position in a fair and reasonable way and handle and respond to arguments
  • The ability to present and defend team work in regards to audience, purpose, and context through different ideas in various technical communications sorts.
Textbook and References
Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
Homeworks 10%
A complete written Research paper 30%
Presentation 20%
Final Exam 40%