Class code A6016,A6017,A6018,A6019,A6020,A6021,A6022,A6023,A6042
Year 2020
Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Previous Class title
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Term 春学期・秋学期/Spring・Fall
Credit(s) 2
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Grade 1~4
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Open Program
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Class taught by instructors with practical experience

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
This course reinforces the basic reading skills and strategies that are needed for academic success at the university level, and moves up through critical reading of more advanced texts toward the reading and understanding of academic papers.
These objectives are achieved via the use of such communicative methods as discussion and presentation in pairs, groups and at class level. This will ensure students actively communicate in English, helping them to enhance skills in listening and speaking as well as in reading and writing.

【到達目標 / Goal】
To improve students’ reading speed and accuracy, enhancing their critical thinking skills, and exposing them to academic material, in order to prepare them for the Department’s demanding course of study.

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (2020年度はオンライン授業の実施に伴い、変更の可能性があります。変更は学習支援システム等で提示します。/Method(s) may change depending on the online lesson.Changes will be reflected in the Learning Management System, etc.)
Through the textbook and its academic reading selections and exercises, students will explore real-world issues, discuss academic topics, read and study content-based and thematic materials; interact in pair work, small group work, and whole class activities that present opportunities for real-world use of language; acquire tools that promote the critical thinking skills crucial to success in the academic world; expand their vocabulary; and gain familiarity with the ingredients of widely used tests of English proficiency. This will occupy the first half of the course. During the second half, students will be introduced via more demanding material intended for non-specialists to a topic of academic concern, and then shown how best to approach and digest an academic paper on this topic.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】

回 / No. テーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 Introduction to the Course Course requirements; textbook and syllabus review. Study skills and study time management. Academic integrity: avoiding plagiarism. Preview of The Tell-Tale Heart and related internet research.
2 Reading Selection: The Tell-Tale Heart Summarizing from a different point of view; internet research (memory biases).
3 Reading Selection: The San Francisco Sculptor Who Created Nicolas Cage’s “Dreadful Dragon” Finding the bases for inferences; comparisons from two texts (two sculptors compared).
4 Reading Selection: Trees for Democracy Finding evidence to disprove false arguments; analyzing the author’s point of view.
5 Reading Selection: A Revolution in Medicine Separating fact from opinion; critical opinions (charities in the developing world).
6 Reading Selection: What Makes Van Gogh So Great? Identifying false inferences; paraphrasing.
7 Reading Selection: Contrite Makes Right Analyzing cause and effect; internet research (a pair of book reviews).
Review of the first half of the course; discussion.
8 Quick Survey; Mid-term Examination Revision Q&A; reading skills examination covering material and exercises from weeks 1 to 7.
9 Special Academic Topic: Topic Introduction (i) Lecture on the academic topic chosen by the specific instructor; discussion activities; introductory reading.
10 Special Academic Topic: Topic Introduction (ii) Further introductory reading on the topic; major structural patterns of academic papers.
11 Special Academic Topic: Academic Paper (i) Lexical preview of the academic paper; abstract and structure.
12 Special Academic Topic: Academic Paper (ii) Further glossary for the academic paper; introduction; locating the paper in its immediate academic context.
13 Special Academic Topic: Academic Paper (iii) Body and conclusion of the academic paper, with comprehension activities.
Review of the second half of the course; discussion.
14 Quick Survey; Final Examination Revision Q&A; reading skills examination covering the academic paper and other material from weeks 9 to 13.

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students must read the required material and do required exercises for each class. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
Brenda Wegmann and Miki Knezevic, Mosaic 2: Reading, 6th ed. (McGraw-Hill Education, 2014).

【参考書 / References】
As specified by the instructor.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Homework (30%), in-class assignments (30%) and exams (40%).

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
Not applicable.