This course is appropriate for first year students where the lecturer¿s main role is to act as a guide and a tutor of the learning process. With this system, the student is encouraged to have a more dynamic and participative attitude in class. The student will learn to organize and schedule his/her own timetable. Team work is also an important part of this course. The overall content of the course comprises:
1. Material to follow the lectures: basic reference book and slides
2. Set of exercises related to each chapter which is to be solved at the tutorials. This material will be provided to the student at the beginning of the course.
3. Set of tasks which are part of the continuous assessment process. These have to be solved in class by the students in groups and handled to the lecturer in one of the practical classes.
A course timetable is also provided to the student which includes a detailed description of the dates for submission of tasks and the contents to be covered in each lecture and tutorial.
The course consists of two one-hour and a half lecture, and a one-hour and a half tutorial per week.