|科目の目的・到達目標||The English Communication courses aim to equip students with the communicative skills they need to feel comfortable speaking and listening to English in a variety of settings, social, academic, and professional. Students will participate in activities designed to improve their listening comprehension and ability to make themselves understood in spoken English, including formal or informal presentations or other activities relevant to their personal and academic interests. Course materials may include news reports, interviews, and lectures from radio, television, video, or film, as well as materials prepared by students themselves to accompany presentations, debates, or discussions.|
|授業の概要||Global Issues 2 will focus on specific challenges as well as successes from Economic Globalization, which began in 1990, considering in more detail how people in developing countries are affected by it, led by wealthy countries, with a special focus on leaders from around the world who are challenging the structures of globalization, from Latin America to Asia to Africa. We will consider the textile industry, in particular, in India and Bangladesh. Students will learn more deeply about the following issues and topics: Child Labor, Democratic Power, World Water Crisis, Beliefs of Multinational Corporations, Profits and Workers Rights, Slave Labor Past & Present, and the Corporatization of Food.
|授業計画||Week 1 Introduction/Child Labor
Week 2 Child Labor/Central America: Nike
Week 3 People Power: India, Bolivia, and North America
Week 4 People Power: India, Bolivia, and North America: A Change in Paradigm
Week 5 World Water Challenge/Uganda
Week 6 Democracy & the Work Place
Week 7 World-View of Multinational Companies
Week 8 Canada: A Different Culture
Week 9 Canada: Health Care
Week 10 Food: The Coporatization of Food
Week 11 Food: GMOs & Monsanto
Week 12 Food: Plant Based Diet Will Save Environment?
Week 13 Food: Treating Workers & Animals & Food With Respect
Week 14 Workers’ Rights
|評価方法||• Presentation / 発表: 10%
• Research/Practicum/Discussion Assignments / 課題: 90%
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||All Materials Will Be Provided By Instructor|
|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.
Every other class will have a discussion. This is for you to develop your opinion and perhaps to debate or at least to compare opinions with other students in your group. Every other week you will also have internet research, for the necessary background information to help you develop an opinion. In listening to a variety of accents, particularly from people whose native language is not English, you will first learn to get the general meaning of spoken English, though you may not understand every word.
Most of your work for the class will be done outside of class, to prepare for the class, especially for the discussions. I will give students the websites for the video segments. Please watch the segment each week as many times as necessary as you follow the instructions in your homework pages for the Vocabulary, Getting Main Ideas, Listening For Details, Fill In Blanks, Final Details, Internet Research, and Things To Talk About.