|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||This course will help students become better and active readers having a critical view through the use of a long-seller book on interpersonal communication skills. Students will learn how to build successful relationships through the book while developing reading skills. Students are required to read chapters of the textbook in advance and to prepare to express their opinions in each class. They are expected to actively participate in class discussions on principles suggested in each chapter for cultivating critical reading. The principles proposed by the author will give students a chance to explore human relationship and leadership skills.
Vocabulary quizzes and reading assignment will be given on a weekly basis.
This is the first part of a two-semester program.
|授業計画||Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Part I. U.1
Week 3 Part I. U.2
Week 4 Part I. U.3
Week 5 Review of Part I
Week 6 Oral report
Week 7 Reading strategies
Week 8 Part II. U.1
Week 9 Part II. U.2
Week 10 Part II. U.3
Week 11 Part II. U.4
Week 12 Part II. U.5
Week 13 Part II. U.6
Week 14 Cultrual differences in praise
Week 15 Review
|評価方法||・ Class Participation 20%
・ Homework 20%
・ Quizzes 30%
・ Mid-term & final exams 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||1. Dale Carnegie. How to Win Friends & Influence People. (Pocket Books)
2. 木村和美 ポジティブイングリッシュのすすめ：「ほめる」「はげます」英語のパワー（朝日新書)
Other materials will be provided by the 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.|