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|English II Advanced B(Reading & Discussion)|
木曜日 3, 4時限
|Floyd McDaniel II|
|授業の概要||Short readings and English (only) discussion.|
|学修の目的||I aim to (a) help the students improve their reading abilities, (b) focus on reading and understanding through context and NOT through depending on a dictionary, (c) use the topics to engage in thoughtful discussions and debates, and (d) improve students' speed not only in reading, but in speaking.|
|学修の到達目標||At the end of the course, I intend that students will have learned more about *how* to read, rather than merely memorizing more vocabulary and grammar (although that is also somewhat important). Secondly, they will have greater confidence in expressing themselves in English. Finally, I hope that when students need to research or read for help in English, this class will help them feel stronger about doing so.|
|成績評価方法と基準||Grading is based around in-class readings and assignments, classroom discussion and participation, attendance, and a short final exam.|
|授業改善の工夫||There is a short final exam. Half is reading and comprehension questions, half is small group dicsussion.|
|教科書||Reading for the Real World 2 (3rd Edition)|
|オフィスアワー||None, as I am a part time teacher. I can be contacted easily through e-mail or via social networks.|
|受講要件||To register for this course, you are required to have scored 600 or higher on TOEIC.
Students who have earned two credits in TOEIC preparation courses are also eligible to register.
|予め履修が望ましい科目||There are no specific entry requirements for this course other than to have a sufficiently high level of English and a desire to improve. Students must be aware that this course is taught ENTIRELY in English. If you want to read some English, translate it to Japanese and then discuss it in Japanese, there are many other courses you can take. If you wish to improve both your English writing and speaking while lessening your dependence on Japanese, this could be a good course for you.|
|Key Word(s)||Timed 2 page readings, English-only discussions|
|学修内容||Week 1 - Overview and Class Introductions
Week 2 - UFOs
Week 3 - Looking into the future
Week 4 - Online ""Spam""
Week 5 - Using the body for identification
Week 6 - Xenotransplantation
Week 7 - A surge in cosmetic surgery
Week 8 - (This week reserved for catching up, or for non-textbook activities)
Week 9 - Soft drugs in the Netherlands
Week 10 - Morphine
Week 11 - The spark of a New Era
Week 12 - Glacier Retreat
Week 13 - Are Eyewitnesses Reliable?
Week 14 - The Presumption of Innocence
Week 15- (This week is for catching up, or for non-textbook activities) Exam Review
Week 16 - Final exam
*** PLEASE NOTE: This syllabus is TENTATIVE and subject to change as the semester progresses depending on the student's ability and willingness to do the work necessary!