|科目の目的・到達目標||The aim of the class is to help you to identify your strong points and to build on these for better communication in English. You will also come to understand your weak points and learn how to improve them. The objective is for you to become interested in the power of communicating bi-lingually and to learn strategies for improving your skills.|
|授業の概要||The class helps you to consolidate your experience in developing English language skills and can provide you with opportunities to explore your interests, using English to communicate your ideas to others through presentations and writing projects. You will conduct self-study projects, collaborative projects and receive guidance on how to improve your skill in English.
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.
The theme is on the small things that people do that really do make a difference. Students will be considering some of the follows movements, NGOs, and themes: The National Labor Committee, water rights in Bolivia, the Ryan's Well Foundation, people owning the places where they work, and Fast Food. Students will learn to consider more deeply recent history and the practices of famous and popular multinational companies.
|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
Week 1: Child Labor
Week 2: Child Labor
Week 3: People Power
Week 4: Freedom of Speech & Corporate Dollars
Week 5: Ryan's Wells
Week 6: Avatar & Gaia
Week 7: Democracy At Work
Week 8: Enron: A Lesson On Greed
Week 9: Canadian Safety
Week 10: Violent Movies Breed Violence?
Week 11: Fast Food: Its Dangers
Week 12: Fast Food: Its Dangers
Week 13: Fast Food: Should It Be Legal
Week 14: Fast Food: Should It Be Legal
|評価方法||Listening, Internet, and Discussion Assignments: 80%.
|テキスト・参考文献等||There is no set text. Students will use resources on the internet and from the university libraries. All students are required to keep a detailed notebook.|
|授業外の学習活動||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 provide 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. Plan to spend an hour on the homework each week doing the homework.