2019 English 3 20-RW

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Ishihara Yuki 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(W932)  
Group
20-RW
Course number
LAE.E113
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2019/11/4
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

English 3 is designed to improve students’ English language skills for academic purposes and provide them with knowledge in relevant areas. The materials include topics such as international and intercultural issues as well as current topics of science and technology. Expectations require students to practice: reading academic articles, listening to lectures in English, speaking in front of an audience, and writing paragraphs and short essays.

There are two types of classes in English 3. RW classes focus on reading comprehension and skill in written composition, and LS classes focus on listening and oral expression.

Each student is assigned to a class and instructors for each class conduct the course using “Course description and aims”, “Student learning outcomes”, and “Keywords” as the basic framework.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:
・ Have improved their English skills required for learning at university and for research activities
・ Be able to understand written and spoken materials correctly in diverse areas including international and intercultural issues, science, and technology
・ Be able to write paragraphs and short essays with unity and coherence
・ Have gained confidence in using English to state their opinions and improved their oral expression skills

Keywords

Four language skills, fostering international awareness, communication skills, studying abroad, TOEFL

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students will practice reading skills using the textbook. They will also practice writing short essays in English.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Understand course objectives. 
Class 2 Fine Arts(1) : The West and the East Textbook, pp. 1-5.
Class 3 Fine Arts(1) : The West and the East / Mathematics(1): Place Value and the Roman Numerals Textbook, pp. 5-9.
Class 4 Mathematics(1): Place Value and the Roman Numerals / World History(1): The Protestant Reformation Textbook, pp. 9-15.
Class 5 World History(1): The Protestant Reformation / Natural Sciences(1): The Immune System and Disease Textbook, pp. 15-19, 27-28.
Class 6 Natural Sciences(1): The Immune System and Disease / Fine Arts(2): Monet and Van Gogh Textbook, pp. 29-35.
Class 7 Fine Arts(2): Monet and Van Gogh Textbook, pp. 35-37.
Class 8 Review / Final Examination

Textbook(s)

Fundamentals: Cultural Literacy for Students, Tsurumi Shoten.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Activities in class 25%
Writing 25%
Final Exam 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E111 : English 1
  • LAE.E112 : English 2
  • LAE.E114 : English 4
  • LAE.E211 : English 5
  • LAE.E212 : English 6
  • LAE.E213 : English 7
  • LAE.E214 : English 8
  • LAE.E311 : English 9

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

None

Other

None

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