学部(学士課程) : 3年次
|Science English for Biology|
火曜日 3, 4時限
|〇KIMURA, Taeko; Thalagala Arachchige Tharanga Piyamali Thalagara|
Majority of earth’s surface is covered with ocean and it is considered as the critical source of life, energy and resources. It directly influences on worldwide temperatures & weather. Therefore this course is specially designed to deepen the fundamental knowledge related to physical and biological aspects of the ocean. This course offers lectures, explanations based on video clips & handouts, opportunities to perform formal presentations in English along with the variety of opportunities to improve listening, reading, writing & communication skills in English. Here English is used as the medium to provide the scientific knowledge, since English becomes widely using language as a mean of instruction in a large number of educational institutions, language centers and universities and as a pathway to accessing broad knowledge of all fields. During this course, students will engage with scientific vocabularies, writing reports, formal presentations, asking questions & answering to questions in English related to the areas of marine organisms, marine environment, ocean water chemistry and geology.
[Qualities and abilities to be developed]
This course will help them to improve the fundamental knowledge, listen to English & extract required information, properly understand the research papers or any other scientific literature in English, involve in researches & projects and apply their knowledge to find options for the problems related to the aquaculture and fisheries industry in the future.
[Relationship with DP and CP]
In order to acquire the four abilities of "feeling," "thinking," and "communication," which are the goals of Mie University, this lecture aims to help students acquire the DP of the Faculty of Bioresources: (2) to accumulate basic knowledge of bioresources concerning life, environment, food, and health, (3) to develop scientific and logical thinking, and (4) to discuss and communicate these with others.
|学修の目的||To provide fundamental knowledge related to the ocean environment and marine organisms.
To produce ideas an acceptable written form and extend the vocabulary in English related to the scientific fields particularly on marine biology & oceanography.
To improve communication skills in English by performing discussions, formal presentations, making questions by critical thinking & answering during presentation sessions.
To develop flexible and versatile human resources in this fast globalizing world.
|学修の到達目標||Upon completion of this course, students will be able to
・Improve the fundamental knowledge related to the field of marine biology & oceanography
・Follow lectures conducted in English
・Listen to the scientific English, extract required information and write that information in a formal report
・Conceptualize scientific information and express them in presentations (power point, poster etc.) answer to the questions and ask logical questions in English.
・Involve in national & international researches and projects
・Develop skills to challenge to the world without limiting to their own country.
・Find job opportunities both in national and international industries.
|成績評価方法と基準||Homework [40%], Presentation [30%], in-class activities [30%]. Students must attend more than 70% of the classes to obtain credits.|
|授業改善の工夫||Students are expected to speak freely in English during class. Making mistakes is not a big deal. Don't laugh at other students' mistakes. Teacher speaks slowly and clearly which enable students to understand accurately. Form and proceedings of the lecture contents are subjected to change slightly following the ability of students.|
|教科書||Handouts containing scientific facts and information are used when required. Information on textbooks and reference materials, if any, will be provided in the guidance lesson.|
|参考書||Students will be informed during the guidance class, if it is necessary.|
|オフィスアワー||Students may speak freely with the lecutrer before or after the class, or they may make an appointment by sending an email（firstname.lastname@example.org）.|
|その他||Students are expected to do preparation and revisions of the lessons to familiarize with the scientific English. The enthusiasm for learning is helpful for students to improve their skills in reading, listening, writing, critical thinking, and speaking.|
|Key Word(s)||Science English, Marine Biological Science|
|学修内容||第１回：Guidance: Overall discussion on the purpose of this course, contents of lectures, examination, evaluation, and grading system, etc.
第２回：Ocean habitats I: students will learn about physical conditions, organisms, adaptatons of intertidal zone and coastal wetlands such as estuaries & salt marshes.
第３回：Ocean habitates II: Students will learn on physical conditions, organisms and their adaptations in neritic zone and open ocean zone.
第４回：Ocean floor and water: Student will learn about features of floor, converging & diverging plates and composition, gases of ocean water and changes with depth.
第５回：Fishes: Students will learn about anotomy, physiology of fish, classification of fish and diversity of fish.
第６回：PowerPoint presentations in English.
第７回：PowerPoint presentations in English.
第８回：PowerPoint presentation in English.
第１０回：Mollusks and Echinoderms: Students will learn on types, characteristcs, reproduction, adaptations to the marine environment.
第９回： Marine phytoplankton and Zooplankton: Students will learn on types, characteristics, behaviour and importance.
第１１回：Algae: Students will learn on types, structure, reproduction, symbiotic relationship with other organisms and harmful algal blooms
第１２回：Video clip based explanation- Deep sea hydrothermal vent ecosystem: students will learn on formation of vent, producers, consumers & decomposers of vent ecosystem
第１３回：PowerPoint presentations in English.
第１４回：PowerPoint presentation in English.
第１５回：PowerPoint presentation in English.
第1６回：No end semester examination.
|事前・事後学修の内容||On time regular attendance and submission of homework , well prepared and active participation in class activities are strongly recommended. Those who want to upgrade the presentation skill further, we advise you to take the course on “presentation methods” which conducts from 16:20～17:50 on Tuesday in second semester.
Before and after the class, the preparation and review for four hours par week is necessary.