2017 English Language and Cultures 16

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English language courses
Saeki Yasuki 
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Course description and aims

n this course students will be expected to pick up salient points of argument from English texts rich in broad cultural implications and discuss them in classes, through which they will comprehend the implications.

The course will provide students with means to read quality texts as subjects of fully-fledged cultural research.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course students will be able to:
・pick out points of argument from each chapter of the text.
・analyze each chapter critically.


English speaking cultures, English speaking texts

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

(1) Every student is supposed to read a paper on the assigned section of the text at least once in a single quarter. (2) Toward the end of class, Q and A session will be held. It is highly desirable for all the students to join the discussion regarding the questions the paper raised.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Myth 7 To be announced in the classroom
Class 2 Myth 8 To be announced in the classroom
Class 3 Myth 9 To be announced in the classroom
Class 4 Myth 10 To be announced in the classroom
Class 5 Myth 11 To be announced in the classroom
Class 6 Myth 12 To be announced in the classroom
Class 7 Myth 13 To be announced in the classroom
Class 8 Recapitulation, Final discussion Review


Laurie Bauer and Peter Trudgill eds., Language Myths(Penguin Books)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Useful sources will be referred to as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Activities in class 50%
Paper 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E483 : English Language and Cultures 15

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


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Office hours

See the rotation table of the couseling room for foreign language learning. The instructors for a special mission are available on Mondays and Thursdays.


It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with Seminar:Language and Culture(English) 15.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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