My citizen class was ethics based. We covered topics from abortion to the death penalty. This class was filled with philosophy readings, as well as factual readings. This class helped me build in note taking. One of the requirements to pass the class was to get a satisfactory grade on one of the set of notes we took out from the readings from the whole semester. This class also required a lot of participation and argumentation. I learned how to factually argue, and speak my opinion while also maintaining a valid argument.
These were the set of notes I received a satisfactory grade on which allowed me to pass the class.