|科目の目的・到達目標||The Critical Reading courses focus on the comprehension and critical interpretation of English texts, with special reference to materials in the Policy Sciences and Cultural Studies. Work in the courses 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 course readings.|
|授業の概要||In this class students will read a variety of different texts covering a number of topics and develop analytical reading skills. Students will also be expected to participate in class discussions and complete writing assignments in order to learn how to build effective arguments which will be backed up with evidence and secondary source materials.|
|授業計画||Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Unit 7 Global Addictions A: Caffeine: The World’s Favorite Drug
Week 3 Unit 7 Global Addictions B: Powering the Future
Week 4 Unit 8 Epic Engineering A: China’s Grand Canal
Week 5 Uni 8 Epic Engineering B: Peru’s Highway of Dreams
Week 6 Unit 9 Far Out A: Defying Gravity
Week 7 Unit 9 Far Out B: The Ultimate Trip
Week 8 Mid-term exam
Week 9 Unit 10 All in the Mind A: What’s on Your Mind?
Week 10 Unit 10 All in the Mind B: Inside Animal Minds
Week 11 Unit 11 Art and Life A: The Power of Color
Week 12 Unit 11 Art and Life B: Van Gogh’s World
Week 13 Unit 12 Medical Challenges A: A Cure for Cancer?
Week 14 Unit 12 Medical Challengers B: Deadly Contact
Week 15 Review, essay submission
*Note: The class schedule may change as the course progresses.
|評価方法||・ In-class exams 70 %
・ essay 30 %
*Note: Students who are absent four times or more during the semester will receive the grade ‘F’.
|テキスト・参考文献等||Authors: Nancy Douglas; David Bohlke
Title: Reading Explorer 3
Publisher: Cengage Learning
|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.|