2019 Civil Engineering English II

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Instructor(s)
Wijeyewickrema Anil  Bui Tinh Quoc 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue5-6(緑が丘5号館M5会議室)  
Group
-
Course number
CVE.L211
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2019/4/12
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

CEE-II is designed to assist students to develop and improve their communication skills in the areas of tunnels and transportation systems. Presentation assignments and writing assignments cover listening, speaking and writing.

This course aims to improve the English communication abilities of students in the areas of tunnels and transportation systems.

Student learning outcomes

By completing this course, students will be able to:
1) Have increased vocabulary in the areas of tunnels and transportation systems.
2) Have better presentation skills in the areas of tunnels and transportation systems.
3) Have confidence in using English to discuss issues in the areas of tunnels and transportation systems.

Keywords

Catenary lines, grouting, shotcrete, tunnel boring machine, tunnel excavation, tunnel lining, tunnel spoil disposal, tunnel ventilation systems; automated cars, congestion, dedicated lanes, emissions, gridlock, smart grid

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

All students are expected to actively participate in the class by asking questions and answering questions. Students in groups of three to five (depending on class size) will make presentations on tunnels and transportation systems. Students improve their understanding of the course contents by completing homework writing assignments.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to course themes: Tunnels and Transportation Systems. Self-introduction by students. Explain course themes of tunnels and transportation system
Class 2 The Chunnel - World's Longest Underwater Tunnel - Video and Discussion Keywords: catenary lines, grouting, shotcrete, tunnel boring machine, tunnel excavation, tunnel lining, tunnel spoil disposal, tunnel ventilation systems Explain meaning of keywords associated with tunnels.
Class 3 Group Presentation #1A: Tunnel construction {in ancient times, through mountains, undersea, underground} Asking questions and answering questions related to tunnels.
Class 4 Group Presentation #1B: Tunnel construction {in ancient times, through mountains, undersea, underground} Asking questions and answering questions related to tunnels.
Class 5 Sustainable Transport Systems - Video and Discussion Keywords: automated cars, congestion, dedicated lanes, emissions, gridlock, smart grid Explain meaning of keywords associated with transportation systems.
Class 6 Group Presentation #2A: Transport Systems {air transport, high-speed trains, railways, sea transport} and Engineering Solutions Asking questions and answering questions related to transportation systems.
Class 7 Group Presentation #2B: Transport Systems {air transport, high-speed trains, railways, sea transport} and Engineering Solutions Asking questions and answering questions related to transportation systems.
Class 8 Review of course themes: Tunnels and Transportation systems. Discussion and Video. Explain the importance of tunnels and transportation systems.

Textbook(s)

None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Strunk Jr, W. and White, E. B., 2000, The Elements of Style, 4th edition, Longman, New York.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge of tunnels and transportation systems and their ability to communicate will be assessed.
PPT- Assignments - 40%, W-Assignments - 30%, Video Quizzes - 10% and Final PPT presentation - 20%. Final Exam Presentation is required to get credit for the course.

Related courses

  • CVE.L210 : Civil Engineering English I
  • CVE.L212 : Civil Engineering English Ⅲ
  • CVE.L310 : Civil Engineering English Ⅳ

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

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