Yes, however... (not whataboutery)
Whataboutism (also known as whataboutery) is a variant of the tu quoque logical fallacy that attempts to discredit an opponent's position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument. This precisely what we will attempt to avoid this block.
In this course you will research and explore a topic of contention. You will be tasked with defending this argument while also acknowledging any arguments against your position. You will work towards creating a range of formally written pieces presenting developed and well structured ideas.