|科目の目的・到達目標||∙ To help increase your listening ability
∙ To help increase your ability to understand a variety of accents
∙ To focus on social change and social protest in different parts of the world
∙ To consider the opinions of those with different values and outlooks
∙ To give you practice in developing an opinion
∙ To give you practice expressing your opinion
∙ To give you practice summarizing important information
∙ To give you practice retrieving information from the internet
∙ To consider how people in developing countries view the IMF and the World Bank.
∙ To consider the role of social protest in changing government policies.
∙ To consider "freedom of speech" from the view of various news organizations.
|授業の概要||Global Issues 1 The theme is on the hidden injustices all around us. Some of the topics you'll be considering this semester: racism, corporate control, freedom of speech, righting past wrongs, globalization and child labor, people power, and changes in capitalism. Several of the listening segments are about North America. In particular, we'll be thinking a little about how the small things people do to help can make a big difference. Most of class time will be spent reviewing your homework assignments, which are based on seven video reports from CBC News (Canadian Broadcasting Corp), NBC News (National Broadcasting Corp), and from recent documentaries. In addition, you will be watching several public service announcements, and music videos.
|授業計画||Week 1: What Is Racism?
Week 2: What Is Racism?
Week 3: Does Consumerism Hurt?
Week 4: Does Consumerism Hurt?
Week 5: Profit & Public Health
Week 6: Profits & Public Health
Week 7: Radio Havana Cuba
Week 8: Radio Havana Cuba
Week 9: Al-Jazeera News
Week 10: Al-Jazeera News
Week 11: Al-Jazeera News
Week 12: Slave Labor Past & Present
Week 13: Slave Labor Past & Present
Week 14: Profits & Workers' Rights
Students will be evaluated on the basis of their homework, preparation for class, note taking, and performance in class. Grades will be automatically reduced if students come to class unprepared or if they have any unexcused absences (70%). TOEFL (30%).
Students will be evaluated on the basis of their homework, preparation for class, note taking, and performance in class. Grades will be automatically reduced if students come to class unprepared or if they have any unexcused absences (100%).
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||Handouts of instructional materials will be provided by the teacher. Students will be expected to provide their own research materials for use in other activities.
|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.
Most of class time will be spent reviewing your homework assignments, which are based on seven video segments, segments mostly from recent documentaries. In addition, you will be watching several public service announcements, and music videos.
Every other class we will have a discussion (every two weeks). 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- assignments, for the necessary background information to help you develop an opinion and listening assignments. In listening to a variety of accents, some 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 the websites for the video segments. Please watch it 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.