|科目の目的・到達目標||This English Reading course focuses on the comprehension and critical interpretation of English texts, with special reference to materials from the magazine National Geographic. Work in the course will include activities designed to help students recognise key issues in the texts under discussion, and to identify and make critical judgements about an author’s conclusions, stated or unstated premises, and methods of persuasion. Particular attention will be given to analysis of the structures of English arguments as they are manifest in the readings.
|授業の概要||We will "Explore" our world, reading National Geographic articles. The topics range from "Humpback whales," "Tutankhamen’s Mummy," "Perfume," and others will be more interesting to read if you open your mind and ask questions and try to say comments on each topic. Each class proceeds as follows: Vocabulary Check, Reading the material individual, listening to the recording, Group working as for the summaries, comprehension questions and others.|
|授業計画||Week 1 Orientation
Week 2 Sweet Love
Week 3 Food for the Future
Week 4 Song of the Humpback
Week 5 The 1,000-Year Bird Song
Week 6 Was King Tut Murdered?
Week 7 Who Killed the Iceman?
Week 8 Review and Mid-term Exam
Week 9 Living Treasures
Week 10 The Changing Face of Kung Fu
Week 11 The Secrets in the Sand
Week 12 The Stories in the Rocks
Week 13 Cities Beneath the Sea
Week 14 Summary of the semester and Examination
・Class Achievements 10%
Note: Students who are absent six times or more during the year (students enrolling 2014 or before), four times or more during the semester (students enrolling 2015 or after) will receive the grade ‘F’.
|テキスト・参考文献等||Textbook: Paul MacIntyre and David Bohlke, Reading Explorer 2, 3rd Ed., Cengage Learning, 2020.
|授業外の学習活動||Students are required to spend at least an hour per week studying textbooks, class materials, or handouts in order to prepare for the next class and also to review material studied in previous classes.