2016 Cutting Edge Topics in Earth and Planetary Sciences P

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Graduate major in Earth and Planetary Sciences
Nakamoto Taishi 
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Course description and aims

International academic exchange is important in the field of Earth and planetary sciences. Graduates of Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences are expected to communicate their research results to the world as researchers and work worldwide as engineers. For these purposes, it is indispensable to develop communication skills in English. In this course, students will make and carry out a plan for the development of their English skills by themselves.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to enhance their English communication skills based on their own learning programs.


English skills

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students will make and carry out a learning program by themselves. Self-motivating approach is the key of this course.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The course will follow the procedure; 1) students submit learning programs to a subject teacher at the beginning of the quarter 2) students carry out the programs by themselves during the quarter 3) students submit reports to the subject teacher by the end of the quarter 4) the subject teacher assesses the students' attitude and achievements based on the report Examples of the programs: - discuss research contents with foreign researchers regularly - acquire English presentation and writing skills aiming at presenting at an international conference - develop debating skills in English by taking English lessons provided by the department - enhance English skills by studying and making researches abroad - participating an internship program aborad To make a plan by oneself, carry out it, and develop English skills



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Assessment criteria and methods

Students' attitude and achievements in developing English skills will be assessed by reports (100%).

Related courses

  • EPS.C645 : EPS Career Development P
  • EPS.C665 : EPS Tutorial P

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