|英語（２ｂ）Ⅰ||2023||前期||月3||総合政策学部||山越 邦夫||ヤマコシ クニオ||2年次配当||1|
The Reading Focus courses teaches deep English reading and associated writing skills, with an emphasis on the logical structure of texts. Students are taught how to understand and use written information in a logical and accurate way. Students are also taught problem-solving skills relevant to the field of global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and exploring ways to solve them.
The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals are:
- No poverty
- Zero hunger
- Good health and well-being
- Quality education
- Gender equality
- Clean water and sanitation
- Affordable and clean energy
- Decent work and economic growth
- Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
- Reduced inequalities
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
- Life below water
- Life on land
- Peace, justice, and strong institutions
- Partnerships for the goals
This course focuses on input: how students understand written information in English.
This involves understanding the meaning of words, phrases, and sentences. Furthermore, it involves understanding how those words, phrases, and sentences fit together to form the overall meaning of paragraphs and longer texts.
As with the companion course Performance Focus for SDGs, readings in the course will be on themes relevant to SDGs, and the course will also include SDG-themed activities and projects which extend over several weeks.
By the end of the course, students will have improved their ability to read texts in a deep, logical, and comprehensive way. They will have read a variety of types and genres of texts (some of which the students may have themselves selected through basic research exercises) relevant to SDGs, and will understand the meaning of SDGs, their interconnections, and their importance in the modern world.
They will also have had extensive practice in responding analytically to their readings through summary and report writing, problem-solving exercises, and opinion-based writing.
Week 1 Orientaion
Week 2 The Visual Village
Week 3 My Journey in Photographs by Annie Griffiths
Week 4 Love: A Chemical Reaction?
Week 5 Feathers of Love
Week 6 How Safe Is Our Food?
Week 7 The Battle for Biotech
Week 8 Summary and Review
Week 9 Design by Nature: Biomimetics
Week 10 Weaving the Future
Week 11 The DNA Trail
Week 12 Fantastic Voyage
Week 13 How Money Made Us Modern
Week 14 Summary and Review
|中間試験||30||methods to understand written texts|
|期末試験（到達度確認）||30||methods to understand written texts|
|平常点||30||participation in discussion|
|その他||10||scores of short tests|
Note: Students who are absent four times or more during the semester will
receive the grade ‘F’.
Textbook: Paul MacIntyre & David Bohlke, Reading Explorer 4, 3rd ed. Cengage Learning, 2020.
Instructor’s name：Yamakoshi Kunio
Course name：READING FOCUS for SDGs Ⅱ１
Group level：D Class：D3 Year：2