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|English II Advanced B (Reading & Discussion)|
木曜日 5, 6時限
|Floyd McDaniel II|
|実務経験のある教員||Name: Floyd McDaniel II
-Proprietor of a private English school for 15 years
-Licensed attorney in the USA
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.
|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.
Students are expected to do *about* 90 minutes of work outside of class each week. This is NOT the reading in the textbook, but will usually involve thinking about questions for discussion, some very basic research, and preparing topics to discuss in class.
|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||50% In class participation
50% Weekly assignments, homework, and other small projects
Passing mark: at least 60%
|教科書||Reading Fusion 3 by Andrew E. Bennett
|オフィスアワー||None, as I am a part time teacher. I can be contacted via
-the e-mail address on this syllabus (viewable on campus)
-the office of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences（教養教育事務室）
|受講要件||To register for this course, you are required to have scored 600 or higher on TOEIC IP.
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)||Group pre-discussion on reading topics, moderately challenging timed 2 page readings and followup discussion.|
|学修内容||Week 1 - Overview and Class Introductions
Week 2 - Pre-reading discussion; Art and art experiences
Week 3 - Reading and post-discussion "Multisensory Art"
Week 4 - Pre-reading discussion: identity
Week 5 - Reading and post-discussion: "Personality and inner growth"
Week 6 - Pre-reading discussion: nature and extreme environments
Week 7 - Reading and post-discussion: "The Subterranean World"
Week 8 - (This week reserved for catching up, or for non-textbook activities)
Week 9 - Pre-reading discussion: what is talent? what is "genius"?
Week 10 - Reading and post-discussion: "Elements of Genius"
Week 11 - Pre-reading discussion: what are you going to do with your future?
Week 12 - Reading and post-discussion: "Sports Medicine"
Week 13 - Pre-reading discussion: differing cultures
Week 14 - Reading and post-discussion: "Cultural Awareness"
Week 15- Course review (If time permits, we will attempt one more unit on lifestyle choices)
*** 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!
|事前・事後学修の内容||Students are expected to do *about* 90 minutes of work outside of class each week. This is NOT the reading in the textbook, but will usually involve thinking about questions for discussion, some very basic research, and preparing topics to discuss in class.|