2017年度 シラバス学部

EL3 Advanced English and Technology

2017/09/20  現在

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開講学期
/Semester
2017年度/Academic Year  1学期 /First Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3年
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
ジョン ブライン
担当教員名
/Instructor
ジョン ブライン
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
1) at least 3 credits from E1, E3, E5, E7, & 2) at least 2 credits from E2, E4, E6

更新日/Last updated on 2017/02/03
授業の概要
/Course outline
Content: This course is an introduction to digital storytelling in the form of engineering narratives and interviews presented in English. Topics include pre-production planning, scripting, shot composition and sequencing, filming (recording), basic lighting and audio, and editing practice. In this course, students work on short descriptions and explanations of technical and engineering processes that are demonstrated through digitally recorded project assignments.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
This course is a practical introduction to digital storytelling and interviewing using simple video recording devices, sound recording equipment and digital video editing systems. Students will acquire basic camera, lighting, sound recording, and editing skills while planning, recording, and editing short assignments. Digital storytelling will be conducted as a collaborative effort and students will work together in teams.  The primary goal of the course is to introduce production techniques and visual story-telling strategies as a method for presenting student technical projects in English.
In order to design and construct your digital story, students will carry out the following steps.
1.Develop a digital story idea and create an outline
2.Write a digital story script
3.Create a storyboard
4.Design, plan, record, and edit media files
5.Produce a digital story in English and publish it online.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Storytelling in video.  Scripts and storyboards. Framing and shot composition
Week 3: Planning
Week 4: Video recording basics: imaging, visual composition, color, light, tripod
Week 5: Audio control. External microphones
Week 6: Interviews
Week 7: Shot selection
Week 8: Digital editing: Basics, titling and subtitling, transitions, layering, motion & speed control
Week 9: Field lighting techniques
Week 10: Time and space in video. Continuity
Week 11: Uploading to YouTube
Week 12: Presentations
Week 13: Presentations
Week 14: Presentations
Week 15: Synthesis
Week 16: Conclusion
教科書
/Textbook(s)
All materials will be distributed in class or on the Internet.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Quizzes - 40%
Writing assignments - 40%
Project - 20%
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
Formal prerequisites:Before registering an advanced course (EL), a student must earn: 1) at least 3 credits from E1, E3, E5, E7, and 2) at least 2 credits from E2, E4, E6.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
http://moodle.u-aizu.ac.jp/moodle


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開講学期
/Semester
2017年度/Academic Year  2学期 /Second Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3年
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
ジェレミー パーキンズ
担当教員名
/Instructor
ジェレミー パーキンズ
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
1) at least 3 credits from E1, E3, E5, E7, & 2) at least 2 credits from E2, E4, E6

更新日/Last updated on 2017/01/20
授業の概要
/Course outline
Students will learn to use R in order to apply basic statistical techniques on linguistic data. The course will focus on analysis of acoustic data using the Praat software package. Students will learn about how to run an acoustic study using Praat scripts, with techniques for organizing, processing and analyzing the results via R.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
The following objectives will be of particular interest:
1. A basic understanding of acoustic phonetics.
2. How to use Praat software to analyze acoustic data.
3. How to write scripts that allow processing large amounts of data.
4. Statistical techniques and hypothesis testing using R software.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1: Introduction
Class 2-3: An Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics
Class 4-5: Using Praat to analyze Acoustic Phonetics
Class 6-7: Writing Praat Scripts
Class 8-9: Review & Midterm Exam
Class 10-11: Statistical Techniques
Class 12-15: Using R for statistical analysis
教科書
/Textbook(s)
No textbook will be used. Course material will be made available online to students via Moodle.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Homework Assignments         30%
Midterm Exam                 25%
Final Project         35%
Participation & Attendance 10%
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
None.

Formal prerequisites:Before registering an advanced course (EL), a student must earn: 1) at least 3 credits from E1, E3, E5, E7, and 2) at least 2 credits from E2, E4, E6.


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開講学期
/Semester
2017年度/Academic Year  2学期 /Second Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3年
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
デボプリオ ロイ
担当教員名
/Instructor
デボプリオ ロイ
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
1) at least 3 credits from E1, E3, E5, E7, & 2) at least 2 credits from E2, E4, E6

更新日/Last updated on 2017/01/24
授業の概要
/Course outline
Course Outline:
This course is designed to help you develop skills and introduce you to the role that research plays in technical communication and the types of research that can be done. The primary objective of the course is to encourage you to think about your own research agenda as a student or practitioner of technical communication, or the ways in which you could apply the research of others to your own practice as a technical communicator. This will be a useful course in preparation for your graduation thesis, for those interested in graduate school, or who will be undertaking very structured research work in a company. The course will also try to help you understand that the way a researcher thinks about and approaches a research project can influence what he or she finds. This course is based on your understanding of how users interact with an interface or a product, and how documentation and research facilitates such understanding. In this context, we will be using physical and online LEGO kit, different English websites and 3D Printing-based tools to enhance our understanding of how research could be done in a lab context, using real potential users of a system.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
Course Goals:
We will look forward to achieving multiple goals during the quarter.
• Use research techniques to help bridge the gap between what you think you know about your users and who they really are.
• How to perform research planning
• Use effective strategies to understand a product, design surveys, conduct audience and task analysis, and analyze data.
• Perform a simple usability test and analysis
• How to transform research into action
• Understand the importance of global and cross-cultural research
• Use effective strategies to learn document authoring and technical presentation in specialist fields.
• Thinking critically and analytically.
• Learn how to write procedural documents effectively.

授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Weekly Topics:
1st Week:
• 1st Session: What is research? Goals of research, methods of research, learning from LEGO; Introductory Assignment on the importance of research using concept maps and sketch-boarding software.
• 2nd Session: How to review literature for research; 1st workshop: A Nano-Usability Test; A Micro-Usability Test

2nd Week:
• 1st Session: Research planning - setting goals for research; integrating research and action; format of the plan, budget.
• 2nd Session: 1st Exam on research design and analysis


3rd Week:
• 1st Session: Setting up a LEGO Project; Learning about the Interviewing structure; 2nd workshop on LEGO interview.
• 2nd Session: Designing Interview questions; conducting the interview and analyzing it, how to make sense of interview responses.

4th Week:
• 1st Session: When Focus Groups are appropriate; How to conduct focus groups; Object-based techniques of research: dialogic techniques: photo elicitation; generation techniques: making things; associative techniques: card sorting.
• 2nd Session: 3rd workshop: How to use object-based techniques for researching a 3D Printing Project and conducting a focus group analysis

5th Week:
• 1st Session: Field Visits: Learning from observations; Diary Studies: When and how to do it; 4th workshop on Collage Design and analysis with 3D Printing and LEGO
• 2nd Session: 2nd Exam on research design and analysis

6th Week:
• 1st Session: Basics of usability testing; conducting a usability test; anatomy of a usability test report.
• 2nd Session: Analyzing quantitative data; basic statistics – Session 1; 5th workshop on usability testing - designing a quantitative study on how users interact with an online interface.

7th Week:
• 1st Session: Analyzing quantitative data; basic statistics – Session 2
• 2nd Session: How to conduct a survey; Analyzing survey responses; 6th workshop on designing a quantitative survey on analyzing a procedural task; designing a quantitative survey on the use of 3D Printing in developing nations.

8th Week:
• 1st Session: Analyzing a report on the results of a survey; quantitative data analysis and qualitative data analysis, technical presentation of the data using charts and figures.
• 2nd Session: Final Exam on research design and analysis / Optional: Technical Presentation on the 6th workshop


Notes: Minor alternations to the course content might be necessary based on immediate needs.
教科書
/Textbook(s)
Reference Textbooks:

➢ Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research (2nd Edition) by Elizabeth Goodman, Mike Kuniavsky and Andrea Moed. (2012).

成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Weekly Assignments and Grades: (100%) + 5% bonus marking for attendance and group participation
Week # 1:
• 1st Graded Assignment - 5% - Introductory Assignment
• 1st Workshop – 5%
Week # 2:
• 1st Exam on research design and analysis – 10%
Week # 3:
• 2nd Workshop on LEGO Interview - 10%
Week # 4:
• 3rd Workshop - 15%
Week # 5:
• 4th workshop on Collage Design and analysis with 3D Printing and LEGO – 10%
• 2nd Exam on research design and analysis – 10%
Week # 6:
• 5th workshop on designing a quantitative study on how users interact with an online interface – 10%
Week # 7:
• 6th workshop on designing a quantitative survey on analyzing a procedural task; designing a quantitative survey on the use of 3D Printing in developing nations. – 15%
Week # 8:
• Final Exam – 10%


Assessment Guidelines
• A+ = Shows fluency in both language use and ideas
• A = Very well written paper with clear ideas and clear language but with minor errors
• B = Macro issues (purpose, organization, paragraph structure) are all strong but micro issues (grammar, sentence structure) may be problematic.
• B- = Problems exist with macro issues and poor sentence construction make meaning difficult to follow (extensive use of translation software).
• C = Paper shows some evidence of understanding of the material presented in class.
• F = Paper does not demonstrate any understanding of macro issues, and significant micro errors make understanding difficult, word limit ignored, extensive use of translation software, largely incomplete submissions etc.

Notes: Minor alternations to the grading schema might be necessary based on immediate needs.

履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
Students must pass 10 credits of English coursework with minimum 400 in TOEIC before registering for this course.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
Online Reference Tools:
Concept Mapping:
https://cmapcloud.ihmc.us/

Idea Sketches:
https://sketchboard.io/

Note-taking:
https://evernote.com/

Collection, Analysis and Presentation of Observational Data:
http://www.noldus.com/human-behavior-research/products/the-observer-xt

Advanced Mind Mapping:
http://www.thebrain.com/



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開講学期
/Semester
2017年度/Academic Year  2学期 /Second Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3年
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
センダー ドヴチン
担当教員名
/Instructor
センダー ドヴチン
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
1) at least 3 credits from E1, E3, E5, E7, & 2) at least 2 credits from E2, E4, E6

更新日/Last updated on 2017/01/27
授業の概要
/Course outline
English is the most used language in today’s globalized cyber world. This course is an introduction to the implications of the global spread and role of English in current globalized cyber-culture. Cyber-culture refers to “computer culture” which has emerged from the use of computer networks for communication, entertainment, education and business. The course examines the general causes and effects of the spread and use of English, including mainly its relationship with computer science, the Internet, information/digital technology, new media and technology.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By the end of the course, students will:
(a) have learned to use and share their own experiences and views of learning English as an additional language to understand the place and role of English in a range of cyber world contexts.
(b) have developed the critical thinking and analytical skills on English, cyber culture (computer science, new media, technology) and globalization.
(c) have greatly enhanced their knowledge of main theories about English in cyber culture; and know the questions and issues regarding English in relation to global cyber communication, media and technology.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1: Introduction and overview of the course: Introducing global English and its relation to cyber culture
Class 2: Key terms, theories and issues around English in a cyber-world.
Class 3: What is cyber culture?
Class 4: English as a language of global cyber culture
Class 5: English and Computer
Class 6: English and the Internet
Class 7: English and New Media
Class 8: English and Social Media
Class 9: English and Video Games
Class 10: English and Online Blogs (Essay 1 Deadline)
Class 11: English and Technological Innovations
Class 12: English, Computer Science and Education
Class 13: English and cyber-culture in Japan
Class 14: English, cyber-culture in Asia
Class 15: Global English and local cyber culture (Essay 2 Deadline)
Class 16: Conclusion: Understanding “so what” factor in studying English in a current globalized cyber-world.
教科書
/Textbook(s)
Reading materials and resources will be provided by the instructor.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
This course will be heavily discussion oriented. Students’ views, ideas, and conceptualizations about all issues relating to global Englishes and cyber culture will keep the class going. This means that students will need to have done the required readings for discussion sections each week.
Attendance – 10%
Writing assignments - 20%
Oral presentations -  20%
Tests – 30%
In-class Activities (Discussions and Participations) - 20%
1. Writing assignments
The students are asked to write two essays (around 1000-1500 words), each worth 10%. The deadline for Essay 1 is Class 10 and Essay 2 is Class 15. Topics should be related to each topic we cover during the classes.
2. Oral assignments
The students are asked to present a paper (around 15 minutes) on PowerPoint, worth 20%. Topics should be related to each topic we cover during the classes.
3. Tests
There are multiple choice tests taken during the class in relation to topic of discussions.


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開講学期
/Semester
2017年度/Academic Year  1学期 /First Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3年
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
ジョン ブレイク
担当教員名
/Instructor
ジョン ブレイク
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
1) at least 3 credits from E1, E3, E5, E7, & 2) at least 2 credits from E2, E4, E6

更新日/Last updated on 2017/02/01
授業の概要
/Course outline
Language is permeated with patterns. In English, the letter q tends to be followed by the letter u. The word moon is almost always preceded by the word the. Passive voice is usually formed with the verb be and a past participle (e.g. was done). Students study the patterns in the words, grammar, meaning and functions in texts. Less obvious patterns can be discerned using specialist pattern-matching tools.

This course enables students to investigate the relationship between patterns and language by exploring the vocabulary, grammar and structure of texts. Statistical tools and visualization tools are used to discover the less obvious patterns.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By the end of the course students will be able to:

(a) describe patterns and pattern-seeking behaviour
(b) identify patterns at lexical, grammatical and discourse levels
(c) use statistical tools to identify language patterns
(d) adapt a simple language visualization tool
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Patterns and pattern seeking
Session 01 Patterns and pattern seeking
Session 02 Language system and its patterns
Session 03 Patterns in written English
Session 04 Patterns in spoken English
Session 05 Review and consolidation

Specific language patterns
Session 06 Functional patterns
Session 07 Clausal and phrasal patterns
Session 08 Lexical and grammatical patterns
Session 09 Lexical and grammatical patterns II
Session 10 Review and consolidation

Pattern detection and visualization
Session 11 Word patterns I
Session 12 Word patterns II
Session 13 Semantic analysis
Session 14 Sentiment analysis
Session 15 Review and consolidation

Session 16 Final Exam
教科書
/Textbook(s)
No textbook. Materials will be provided.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Active participation: 30%
Quizzes: 30%
Final exam: 40%  
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
Before registering an advanced course (EL), a student must earn: 1) at least 3 credits from E1, E3, E5, E7, and 2) at least 2 credits from E2, E4, E6.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
None


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開講学期
/Semester
2017年度/Academic Year  4学期 /Fourth Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3年
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
イアン ウイルソン
担当教員名
/Instructor
イアン ウイルソン
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
1) at least 3 credits from E1, E3, E5, E7, & 2) at least 2 credits from E2, E4, E6

更新日/Last updated on 2017/01/30
授業の概要
/Course outline
[Content:** Language:*]
In this course, open-source acoustic analysis software ("Praat") will be mastered so that students have skills to analyze speech/pronunciation beyond the classroom. Students will be taught about articulation and how it affects properties of the acoustic signal. Students often will be required to submit voice recordings demonstrating their pronunciation. This course provides basic phonetic knowledge that is necessary for work in fields such as speech recognition and speech synthesis.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By the end of the course, students will:
(a) have learned the English vocabulary for acoustics and articulation concepts, as well as the basic relationship between acoustics and articulation
(b) have acquired detailed knowledge of how to use Praat software, including writing scripts to automate acoustic measurements and to manipulate sounds
(c) know how to use waveforms and spectrograms to analyze properties of speech such as formant patterns, duration, intensity, pitch (including sentence intonation), voice onset time (VOT), etc.
(d) know the acoustic properties of English vowels, including schwa
(e) have had much practice pronouncing English words and sentences
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1: Introduction to the course and to Praat software; the speech chain; initial recording
Class 2: Acoustics glossary; English front vowels
Class 3: North American English vowel formants; articulation-acoustics relationship
Class 4: Vocal tract structures; Praat script writing
Class 5: English schwa - acoustic properties
Class 6: Syllables, schwa, and pronunciation practice
Class 7: Pausing during speech; voice onset time (VOT)
Class 8: Midterm Test
Class 9: Acoustics of word-final stops; acoustics of /r/ and /l/; rules of English word stress
Class 10: Intonation (1); /th/ sound; Reading speed
Class 11: World Englishes (different types of English around the world)
Class 12: Intonation (2)
Class 13: Manipulating sounds using Praat
Class 14: Points to note about final recording; in-class Praat scripting assignment
Class 15: Review of the whole syllabus; Final recording
教科書
/Textbook(s)
Materials will be distributed in class or on the class website. This course will be organized in an online Learning Management System (LMS).  Students will use Praat open-source software in class on iMac computers, make recordings, and analyze their pronunciation. Note that Praat is free to download from Praat website, if you want to download it to your own computer.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Attendance:  10%
Participation & homework:  15%
Quizzes:  25%
Midterm examination:  25%
Final recording and exam:  25%
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
Praat website here: Praat website


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開講学期
/Semester
2017年度/Academic Year  3学期 /Third Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3年
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
ジョン ブライン
担当教員名
/Instructor
ジョン ブライン
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
1) at least 3 credits from E1, E3, E5, E7, & 2) at least 2 credits from E2, E4, E6

更新日/Last updated on 2017/02/03
授業の概要
/Course outline
Content: This course introduces students to English communication style through modern digital film media. Students work collaboratively to compare and contrast forms of social interaction and communication as depicted in digital film media and from their own experience. The main comparison will be between the students’ own beliefs, and information in the course about North American and English language styles of communication. Students will analyze media in small groups using a structured set of criteria to support the comparison between different cultural communication styles.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
The course aims to consider the variety of communication styles. Specific areas of comparison will include the following:
1. preferences for communication styles and modes
2. views about objective reality
3. views about conflict and conflict resolution
4. sources of self worth and self esteem
5. perceptions of humor and emotions
6. approaches to making friends
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Week1: Introduction
Week2: Preferences for communication styles and modes
Week3: Preferences for communication styles and modes
Week4: Views about objective reality: observation
Week5: Views about objective reality: analysis
Week6: Views about conflict and conflict resolution: observation
Week7: Views about conflict and conflict resolution: analysis
Week8: Sources of self worth and self esteem: observation
Week9: Sources of self worth and self esteem: analysis
Week10: Perceptions of humor and emotions: observation
Week11: Perceptions of humor and emotions: analysis
Week12: Approaches to making friends: observation
Week13: Approaches to making friends: analysis
Week14: Student presentations
Week15: Student presentations
Week16: Synthesis and conclusion
教科書
/Textbook(s)
All materials will be distributed in class or on the Internet.
Students will have access to streaming media on a short term basis.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
40% Assignments (including presentation)
15% In-class Activities (including participation)
20% Midterm Examination
25% Final Examination
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
Formal prerequisites:Before registering an advanced course (EL), a student must earn: 1) at least 3 credits from E1, E3, E5, E7, and 2) at least 2 credits from E2, E4, E6.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
http://moodle.u-aizu.ac.jp/moodle


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開講学期
/Semester
2017年度/Academic Year  4学期 /Fourth Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3年
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
ジョン ブレイク
担当教員名
/Instructor
ジョン ブレイク
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
1) at least 3 credits from E1, E3, E5, E7, & 2) at least 2 credits from E2, E4, E6

更新日/Last updated on 2017/02/01
授業の概要
/Course outline
Newspaper articles, research articles and advertisements are written to persuade readers of something, such as the veracity of the story, the validity of the conclusions or the benefits of a product.

This course aims to provide students with tools to evaluate such texts critically and not fall victim to persuasive arguments. Students are shown how to use logic to understand and evaluate written language.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By the end of the course students will be able to:

(a) identify texts containing arguments
(b) identify the conclusions within arguments
(c) identify the type of reasoning used
(d) identify common formal and informal fallacies
(e) evaluate whether arguments are sound or cogent
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Identifying arguments
Session 1 Introduction and course orientation
Session 2 Identifying arguments in texts I
Session 3 Identifying arguments in texts II
Session 4 Identifying arguments in texts III
Session 5 Review and consolidation

Identifying fallacies
Session 6 Fallacies I: formal fallacies
Session 7 Fallacies II: informal fallacies
Session 8 Fallacies III: rhetorical ploys
Session 9 Fallacies IV: mixed fallacies
Session 10 Review and consolidation

Evaluating arguments
Session 11 Evaluating arguments in texts I
Session 12 Evaluating arguments in texts II
Session 13 Evaluating arguments in texts III
Session 14 Evaluating arguments in texts IV
Session 15 Review and consolidation
Session 16 Final exam
教科書
/Textbook(s)
No textbook. Materials will be provided.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Active participation: 30%
Online quizzes: 30%
Final exam: 40%
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
Before registering an advanced course (EL), a student must earn: 1) at least 3 credits from E01, E03, E05, E07, and 2) at least 2 credits from E02, E04, E06.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
None


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