2020 English 3 42-RW

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Koizumi Yuto 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr1-2(W371)  
Group
42-RW
Course number
LAE.E113
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
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 learn to construct a standard process paragraph and a whole essay. After each class, students will be required to finish a writing assignment with a chosen topic and be prepared to participate in a discussion next class. The final term paper will be necessary to submit at the end of the course.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction: what is academic essay writing? How to analyze a topic Mapping ideas Research on a particular topic
Class 2 Paragraph: a topic sentence and supporting details Writing a paragraph
Class 3 Paragraphs: transition words Organizing paragraphs Reasoning(writing fact and warrant)
Class 4 Introduction & conclusion Writing an introduction & concluding paragraph
Class 5 Quotation and citation Conditions of block quotation
Class 6 First draft and revision Revising the first draft
Class 7 Reviewing the final essay Reviewing academic writing technique

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

Handouts will be delivered.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Petersen, Mark. Practical use of English for Japanese.Tokyo: Iwanami-shinsyo; ISBN-13: 978-4004314202. (Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

Essay assignment for each class: 30%
Final essay project: 70%

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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