AY 2019 Undergraduate School Course Catalog

English Language Courses

2019/04/25

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開講学期
/Semester
2019年度/Academic Year  1学期 /First Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
1st year
単位数
/Credits
1.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Takako Yasuta
担当教員名
/Instructor
Takako Yasuta, Akitsugu Nogita
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites

更新日/Last updated on 2019/02/14
授業の概要
/Course outline
This course teaches students basic English skills necessary for communication, achieving academic goals, and personal development at the University of Aizu. Through a variety of topics and activities, students will develop four language skills (i.e., reading, writing, listening and speaking) with emphasis on receptive skills.
***Important: All English courses for first-year students are extremely important for your success at the University of Aizu. We strongly recommend you to take all of them (Introductory English 1-4) regardless of your TOEIC score.

The course includes the following components:
• In-class activities: Participating actively in class activities and tasks is an important part of the course.
• Homework assignments: Your instructor will assign homework to be done outside of class. These assignments are an important part of the course, and contribute to your overall final course grade.
• Survival list: You must learn frequently used expressions in class and take quizzes based on the survival list.
• Midterm & final exams: You must take these exams in order to pass this course.
***Important: In order to pass this course, students must also complete :
• TOEIC e-learning: Students must finish the assigned number of lessons and get at least 65% correct at each quiz.
• Vocabulary quizzes: Take assigned vocabulary quizzes online and achieve the required score.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Read or listen to and understand classroom English and oral instructions (live
  or online)
• Read and understand simple academic texts
• Understand the structure of a paragraph, i.e. main idea and supporting   
  details
• Read and write short English email messages with acceptable grammar and  
  construction (academic and non-academic)
• Use spell checker properly
• Write a sentence with acceptable grammar
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1 Introduction (syllabus, Terms in syllabus, Schoology)
Class 2 Orientation (TOEIC online course, pretest)
Class 3 Unit 1-1
Class 4 Unit 1-2
Class 5 Unit 1-3
Class 6 Unit 2-1
Class 7 Unit 2-2
Class 8 Unit 2-3
Class 9 Midterm exam
Class 10 Unit 3-1
Class 11 Unit 3-2
Class 12 Unit 3-3
Class 13 Unit 5-1
Class 14 Unit 5-2, 3
Class 15 Final exam
教科書
/Textbook(s)
World English 2. Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1-305-08953-2
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Grades will be based on the following items:

• Survival list 10%
• Class activities (quizzes, in-class assignments, reflection) 20%
• Homework assignments 20%
• Midterm exam 25%
• Final exam 25%

You need to earn more than 40% in each component to pass the course.
***Important: In order to pass this course, students must also complete TOEIC e-learning and vocabulary quizzes.
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
• It is the students’ responsibility to read the course syllabus and
  announcements on LMS, and complete all course assignments in a timely
  manner.
• All important information will be posted on the LMS or notified via email.
  Check the site and emails frequently.
• If you are absent 5 times or more, the final grade will be an “F” regardless of
  your final score for the course.
• You will be marked “absent” if you are late for more than 20 minutes to class
  or if you do not participate in class .
• Students must purchase the textbook and bring it to every class. If you do
  not have the textbook in class, it affects your attendance.
• If you have to miss a class for an excused reason, contact Student Affairs
  and your instructor as soon as possible.
• Cheating or plagiarizing other’s work are strictly forbidden at the university. If
  you are caught cheating or plagiarizing, you will not pass this course.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
Work experience

Akitsugu Nogita: He worked in KAWAI Musical Instruments as an inventory manager and a musical instrument seller. He also worked in Seibu Recreation as a tennis instructor. He was also in charge of sound analysis in the Amazon speech recognition project.


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開講学期
/Semester
2019年度/Academic Year  2学期 /Second Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
1st year
単位数
/Credits
1.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Emiko Kaneko
担当教員名
/Instructor
Peter Ilic, Emiko Kaneko, Akitsugu Nogita, Allan Nicholas
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites

更新日/Last updated on 2019/02/15
授業の概要
/Course outline
This course teaches students basic English skills necessary for communication, achieving academic goals, and personal development at the University of Aizu. Through a variety of topics and activities, students will develop four language skills (i.e., reading, writing, listening and speaking) with emphasis on receptive skills.

The course includes the following components:
• In-class activities: Participating actively in class activities and tasks is an important part of the course.
• Vocabulary quizzes: Take assigned vocabulary quizzes online and achieve the required score.
• Homework assignments: Your instructor will assign homework to be done outside of class. These assignments are an important part of the course, and contribute to your overall final course grade.
• Midterm & final exams: You must take these exams in order to pass this course.
***Important: In order to pass this course, students must also complete:
• TOEIC e-learning: Students must finish the assigned number of lessons and get at least 65% correct at each quiz.
• Extensive reading: Students must read required words during the second quarter.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Read or listen to and understand classroom English and oral instructions (live
  or online)
• Read and understand simple academic texts
• Understand the structure of a paragraph, i.e. main idea and supporting   
  details
• Write a sentence with acceptable grammar
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1 Introduction
Class 2 Unit 6-1
Class 3 Unit 6-2
Class 4 Unit 6-3
Class 5 Study abroad fair
Class 6 Unit 8-1
Class 7 Unit 8-2
Class 8 Unit 8-3
Class 9 Midterm exam
Class 10 Unit 9-1
Class 11 Unit 9-2
Class 12 Unit 9-4
Class 13 Unit 10-1
Class 14 Unit 10-2, 3
Class 15 Final exam
教科書
/Textbook(s)
World English 2. Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1-305-08953-2
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Grades will be based on the following items (subject to change):

• Vocabulary quizzes 10%
• Class activities (quizzes, in-class assignments, reflection) 20%
• Homework assignments 20%
• Midterm exam 25%
• Final exam 25%

You need to earn more than 40% in each component to pass the course.
***Important: In order to pass this course, students must also complete TOEIC e-learning and Mreader (extensive reading):
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
• It is the students’ responsibility to read the course syllabus and
  announcements on LMS, and complete all course assignments in a timely
  manner.
• All important information will be posted on the LMS or notified via email.
  Check the site and emails frequently.
• If you are absent 5 times or more, the final grade will be an “F” regardless of
  your final score for the course.
• You will be marked “absent” if you are late for more than 20 minutes to class
  or if you do not participate in class .
• Students must purchase the textbook and bring it to every class. If you do
  not have the textbook in class, it affects your attendance.
• If you have to miss a class for an excused reason, contact Student Affairs
  and your instructor
  as soon as possible.
• Cheating or plagiarizing other’s work are strictly forbidden at the university. If
  you are caught cheating or plagiarizing, you will not pass this course.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
Work experience:

Emiko Kaneko: She worked in Gakken School Management as an English instructor and an academic administrator. She was also in charge of the development and the quality maintenance of English speaking tests in ALC press.

Akitsugu Nogita: He worked in KAWAI Musical Instruments as an inventory manager and a musical instrument seller. He also worked in Seibu Recreation as a tennis instructor. He was also in charge of sound analysis in the Amazon speech recognition project.


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開講学期
/Semester
2019年度/Academic Year  3学期 /Third Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
1st year
単位数
/Credits
1.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Allan Nicholas
担当教員名
/Instructor
Allan Nicholas, Emiko Kaneko
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites

更新日/Last updated on 2019/02/08
授業の概要
/Course outline
This course continues from the Introductory English 1 and Introductory English 2 courses taught in the first two quarters of the freshman year. Introductory English 3 aims to continue developing learners’ four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking for general communication. In addition, the course aims to improve learners’ fluency with English; learners’ ability to engage in meaningful communicative interaction, and also further learners’ knowledge of the formal aspects of the English language, such as vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. At the same time, learners will engage with a variety of content topics and themes, developing their ability to discuss issues and think critically.

The course includes:
•In-class activities- participating actively in class activities and tasks is an important part of the course. Your participation will be carefully monitored. It is also important for you to bring the course textbook to every class; not bringing the textbook will affect your class participation evaluation. If you have to miss a class for an important reason (such as illness, or a family emergency), you should contact your instructor in advance.
•Vocabulary quizzes- there will be regular vocabulary quizzes throughout the course, based on words found in the course textbook. Your vocabulary quiz scores contribute to your overall final course grade.
•Homework assignments- your instructor will sometimes assign homework to be done outside of class. These assignments are an important part of the course, and contribute to your overall final course grade.
•Mid-term & final exams- exams will be administered twice for this course. Make-up exams will only be allowed for legitimate reasons (such as illness or a family emergency).

***Important: In order to pass this course, students must also complete:
•TOEIC e-learning- students must successfully pass the quizzes of the assigned units.
•Extensive reading- students must achieve a set goal for the number of words read during the third quarter of the freshmen year.
If a student fails to complete the TOEIC e-learning or extensive reading components, they cannot pass the Introductory English 3 course.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
• Read and understand simple academic texts
• Understand the structure of a paragraph
• Make proper inferences about conversations
• Listen to and understand informal face-face communication
• Talk about familiar things and people to those they meet for the first time
• Express opinions orally about topics familiar to them
• Use communication strategies effectively and appropriately
• Describe or explain objects as well as their experience orally
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
L1 Ice-breaking; introduction to syllabus & textbook
L2 Unit 1: sections A & B
L3 Unit 1: section C
L4 Unit 1: section D
L5 Unit 2: sections A & B
L6 Unit 2: section C
L7 Unit 2: section D
L8 MID-TERM EXAM
L9 Unit 3: sections A & B.
L10 Unit 3: section C
L11 Unit 3: section E (4/3/2 activity)
L12 Unit 4: sections A & B
L13 Unit 4: section D
L14 Review of course: review of course materials; miscellaneous activities
L15 FINAL EXAM
教科書
/Textbook(s)
Bohlke. D. (2017). Keynote 2. Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1-305-96504-1
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Grades will be based on class participation, vocabulary quizzes, homework assignments, a speaking assignment, and the two examinations:
• Active participation- 5%
• Speaking assignment- 15%
• In-class activities/ homework assignments- 20%
• Mid-term exam- 30%
• Final exam- 30%
***It is necessary to earn at least 40% in each category in order to pass the course.***

•Student obligations- It is the students’ responsibility to read the syllabus and weekly instructions; take the quizzes, speaking assignments and exams on time, and complete homework assignments in a timely manner.
It is important to attend classes. If you are absent more than the maximum number allowed for this course, the final grade will be an “F,” regardless of your final score for the course.
If you are late three times, that will count as one absence. If you are more than twenty minutes late, you will be regarded as being absent from that class.
•Academic integrity- Students must take the quizzes and exams individually; cheating or plagiarizing other’s work will not be allowed. Students can help each other to understand instructions, or the meaning of questions, but they must give their answers independently.
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
Students are expected to have the textbook for the beginning of the course.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
The course instructors have work experience in private industry, as language instructors, administrators and in developing and administering language assessments.

The course will be managed via the Schoology website.

***Note: This course syllabus is subject to change.


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開講学期
/Semester
2019年度/Academic Year  4学期 /Fourth Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
1st year
単位数
/Credits
1.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Allan Nicholas
担当教員名
/Instructor
Jeremy Perkins, Allan Nicholas, Peter Ilic
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites

更新日/Last updated on 2019/02/08
授業の概要
/Course outline
This course continues from the Introductory English 1, Introductory English 2 and Introductory English 3 courses taught in the first three quarters of the freshman year. Introductory English 4 aims to continue developing learners’ four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking for general communication. In addition, the course aims to improve learners’ fluency with English; learners’ ability to engage in meaningful communicative interaction, and also further learners’ knowledge of the formal aspects of the English language, such as vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. At the same time, learners will engage with a variety of content topics and themes, developing their ability to discuss issues and think critically.

The course includes:
• In-class activities- participating actively in class activities and tasks is an important part of the course. Your participation will be carefully monitored. It is also important for you to bring the course textbook to every class; not bringing the textbook will affect your class participation evaluation. If you have to miss a class for an important reason (such as illness, or a family emergency), you should contact your instructor in advance.
• Vocabulary quizzes- there will be regular vocabulary quizzes throughout the course, based on words found in the course textbook. Your vocabulary quiz scores contribute to your overall final course grade.
• Homework assignments- your instructor will sometimes assign homework to be done outside of class. These assignments are an important part of the course, and contribute to your overall final course grade.
• Mid-term & final exams- exams will be administered twice for this course. Make-up exams will only be allowed for legitimate reasons (such as illness or a family emergency).

***Important: In order to pass this course, students must also complete:
• TOEIC e-learning- students must successfully pass the quizzes of the assigned units.
• Extensive reading- students must achieve the set goal for number of words read during the fourth quarter of the freshmen year.
If a student fails to complete the TOEIC e-learning or extensive reading components, they cannot pass the Introductory English 4 course.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
•Read and understand simple academic texts
•Write directions, instructions, or explanation with logic, and explain a procedure.
•Listen to and understand informal face-face communication
•Talk about familiar things and people to those they meet for the first time
•Express opinions orally about topics familiar to them
•Describe or explain objects as well as their experience orally
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
L1 Unit 7: sections A & B
L2 Unit 7: section C
L3 Unit 7: section D
L4 Unit 8: sections A & B
L5 Unit 8: section C
L6 Unit 8: section D
L7 Instructional texts
L8 MID-TERM EXAM
L9 Unit 10: sections A & B
L10 Unit 10: section D
L11 Unit 10: section E (4/3/2 activity)
L12 Unit 12: sections A & B
L13 Unit 12: section C
L14 Review of course: review of course materials; miscellaneous activities
L15 FINAL EXAM
教科書
/Textbook(s)
Bohlke. D. (2017). Keynote 2. Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1-305-96504-1
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Grades will be based on class participation, vocabulary quizzes, homework assignments, a speaking assignment, and the two examinations:
• Active participations- 5%
• Vocabulary quizzes- 10%
• Speaking assignment- 15%
• In-class activities/ homework assignments- 20%
• Mid-term exam- 30%
• Final exam- 30%
***It is necessary to earn at least 40% in each category in order to pass the course.***
• Student obligations- It is the students’ responsibility to read the syllabus and weekly instructions; take the quizzes, speaking assignments and exams on time, and complete homework assignments in a timely manner.
It is important to attend classes. If you are absent more than 4 times for this course, the final grade will be an “F,” regardless of your final score for the course.
Being late three times will be counted as one absence. Being more than twenty minutes late will be counted as an absence.
• Academic integrity- Students must take the quizzes and exams individually; cheating or plagiarizing other’s work will not be allowed. Students can help each other to understand instructions, or the meaning of questions, but they must give their answers independently.
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
Students are expected to have the textbook for the beginning of the course.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
The course instructors have experience in private industry, as language instructors, administrators and in developing and administering language assessments.

The course will be managed via the Schoology website.

***Note: This syllabus is subject to change.***


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開講学期
/Semester
2019年度/Academic Year  1学期 /First Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
2nd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Heo Younghyon
担当教員名
/Instructor
Heo Younghyon, Jeremy Perkins, Peter Ilic
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites

更新日/Last updated on 2019/02/14
授業の概要
/Course outline
This course is designed to consolidate basic communication skills in English and further foster critical thinking skills, learning to summarize/generate ideas or construct/evaluate arguments in English independently and collaboratively. Activities will be balanced across the 4 skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), designed to improve both the receptive and productive skills in discussing course topics. Topics introduced in this course center around the contemporary issues, which students will find intriguing and essential in their career development. Also, there will be mandatory e-learning
assignments in this course. Details will be provided in class.   
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
1) read and understand simple academic text.
2) verbally summarize what they read and heard.
3) write simple paragraphs or short essays by summarizing ideas and opinions with logic, structure and acceptable grammar.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1. Course Orientation
Class 2. Unit 1 (Psychology): Happiness
Class 3. Unit 1 (Psychology): Happiness
Class 4. Unit 2 (Linguistics): A Time to Learn
Class 5. Unit 2 (Linguistics): A Time to Learn
Class 6. Unit 3 (Public Health): Sleep
Class 7. Unit 3 (Public Health): Sleep
Class 8. Midterm Examination
Class 9. Unit 4 (Business): Negotiating for Success
Class 10. Unit 4 (Business): Negotiating for Success
Class 11. Unit 5 (Art History): Modern Art
Class 12. Unit 5 (Art History): Modern Art
Class 13. Unit 6 (Engineering): Robots
Class 14. Unit 6 (Engineering): Robots
Class 15. Final Examination  
教科書
/Textbook(s)
Contemporary Topics 1: 21st Century Skills for Academic Success (4th edition, Pearson)
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Assignments: 30%
Midterm Exam: 30%
Final Exam: 30%
Participation: 10%
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
The course instructors have work experience in teaching the four skills of English at some language institutes including ECC Language School.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
Course materials (e.g. lecture notes) are available on the course page.


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開講学期
/Semester
2019年度/Academic Year  2学期 /Second Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
2nd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Heo Younghyon
担当教員名
/Instructor
John Blake, Ian L. Wilson, Heo Younghyon, Teshirogi T.K.
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites

更新日/Last updated on 2019/02/14
授業の概要
/Course outline
This course is designed to teach students how to organize and present their ideas effectively in English so that they can further develop their skills required in academic English. With the topics encompassing broad areas of study, students will learn how to summarize English materials (both verbally and also in writing) and express their ideas clearly in English (both in the form of structured texts and oral presentation). Also, there will be mandatory e-learning
assignments in this course. Details will be provided in class.  
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
1) read and understand simple academic text.
2) verbally summarize what they read and heard.
3) develop an ability to formulate arguments (and/or opinions) based on audio/text input in preparation for writing.
4) develop strategies to write a graduation thesis with focus on organization, layout, formatting, text-graphics coordination and judgment of content.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1. Course Orientation
Class 2. Unit 7 (Media Studies): Interactive Games
Class 3. Unit 7 (Media Studies): Interactive Games
Class 4. Unit 8 (Biology): Genetically Modified Food
Class 5. Unit 8 (Biology): Genetically Modified Food
Class 6. Unit 9 (Business): Design Thinking
Class 7. Unit 9 (Business): Design Thinking
Class 8. Midterm Examination
Class 9. Unit 10 (History): Shackleton
Class 10. Unit 10 (History): Shackleton
Class 11. Unit 11 (Philosophy): Ethics
Class 12. Unit 11 (Philosophy): Ethics
Class 13. Unit 12 (Information Technology): Big Data
Class 14. Unit 12 (Information Technology): Big Data
Class 15. Final Examination
教科書
/Textbook(s)
Contemporary Topics 1: 21st Century Skills for Academic Success (4th edition, Pearson)
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Assignments: 30%
Midterm Exam: 30%
Final Exam: 30%
Participation: 10%
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
The course instructors have work experience in teaching the four skills of English at some language institutes including GEOS Corporation and also at some companies including HSBC Bank and NYK Logistics.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
Course materials (e.g. lecture notes) are available on the course page.


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開講学期
/Semester
2019年度/Academic Year  3学期 /Third Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
2nd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Debopriyo Roy
担当教員名
/Instructor
Ian L. Wilson, Debopriyo Roy, John Blake
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites

更新日/Last updated on 2019/02/14
授業の概要
/Course outline
Course description
IE3 is an English course focused on writing and technical presentation skills. This course teaches students to speak and write English at an intermediate to advanced level. Course focus is on preparing students for careers as computer scientists. The course will focus on critical thinking abilities in specific contexts of use. Further, the course will prepare students to make conference presentations, speak diligently, make presentations articulately and learn online content management and delivery at an acceptable level.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
Course objectives
Students will learn writing and presentation strategies that allow them to communicate and think critically in English as computer science professionals.

By the end of this course, students will achieve the following course tasks:
T1. Verbally summarize what they read/heard
T2. Listen to and understand an academic presentation
T3. Develop thesis-writing strategies (focus on organization, layout, formatting, text-graphics coordination and content judgment)
T4. Prepare and make a presentation without notes (no reading from slides or memos)
T5. Find synonyms using a thesaurus, a dictionary, and online resources
T6. Develop skills to design a technical presentation
T7. Create a poster for an academic presentation
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Schedule

Class Session Assignment
1 Course Introduction; Using Grammarly software for text editing; Introductory Forum Assignment

2 Read online articles on computer science topics and summarize major ideas in writing; short video speaking assignments (with notes).

3 Read online articles on computer science topics and summarize major ideas in writing; short in-class speaking assignments (without notes).

4 Identify 5 keywords in each of the articles read in W1-S2 & W2-S1 and re-write the summary using synonyms; re-phrase the sentences in the summary for novice readers.

5 Watch TED talks videos (only available from instructor panel) on a given topic in class (with subtitles ON) – Summarize what you heard/read (note-taking)

6 Watch TED talks videos on a given academic topic  (link posted in Schoology) – write short summaries. Identify key words in the videos and re-write summary with synonyms.

7 Identify a topic in CS that you would like to research and search for articles from Google Scholar – write a thesis statement and summarize ideas for the selected articles. Draw a mind map representing your ideas for the topic.

8 Select graphics online (Google images) in support of your research topic – write text captions to describe the image and how it relates to your research statement; use concept map to represent ideas graphically

9 Design a technical presentation for your research topic and submit the link in Schoology for peer review comments (must follow instructions on organization, layout, text-graphics coordination etc.)

10 Verbally summarize the main ideas in the research (and present in class) with minimal readings from memos/note cards; verbally summarize the main ideas in a graphic.

11 Use Screencast-o-Matic to prepare the technical presentation with voice and face embedded and post in YouTube for peer review

12 Preparation of voice support for the technical presentation using alternative phrases/synonyms (not allowed to read the slides as voice support)

13 Lecture on poster creation; create a poster on the research topic for possible academic presentation

14 Using VoiceTube for learning English; work on poster creation

Week # 8: Final Project Poster presentation


* The order of assignments and course activities may vary based on the instructor.
教科書
/Textbook(s)
No Text books required for this course. All lecture materials will be posted in the learning management system and/or discussed in class, as deemed necessary by the course instructor.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Methods and criteria for assessment

Assignment                           
Class Session 1 - Introductory Forum Assignment - 5%                                
Class Session 2, 3 - Summarization of Ideas in Writing - 10%                                
Class Session 2, 3 - Summary in Speech 2, 3 - 10%                                                        
Class Session 4 - Keywords identification and re-phrasing/rewording - 5%
Class Session 5 - Note-taking assignment based on TED talks - 10%
Class Session 6 - Summary of TED Talks / Rephrasing of points - 10%               
Class Session 7, 8 - Thesis Statement / Mind-Maps / Graphics caption - 10%
Class Session 9, 10 - Designing tech presentation & verbal summary - 10%
Class Session 11, 12 - Using Screencast-o-matic for content delivery - 10%    
Class Session 13, 14 - Technical Presentation - 10%
Week # 8: Poster Creation - 10%                               

TOTAL 100


履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
Course Policy
• Attendance is mandatory. If you are absent for more than 5 or more class sessions, you will automatically fail the course, irrespective of whether you have submitted the course assignments.
• Translation software (e.g., Google translate) should be used minimally and reasonably.
• Materials should be written in your own words, and not copied directly from the Internet.
• Any request for extension of the due date / missed exam should be communicated with the course instructor in advance.
• Assignments should NOT be emailed to the instructor (unless on specific request), and must be posted in the LMS.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
Technology Resources
• Schoology (https://www.schoology.com/)
• Mind Maps (https://coggle.it/)
• Screencast-o-Matic (https://screencast-o-matic.com/)
• Grammarly (https://www.grammarly.com/)
• YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/)
• TED Talks (https://www.ted.com/talks)
• VoiceTube (https://www.voicetube.com/)
• Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.co.jp/)
• Poster Creation (http://guides.nyu.edu/posters)



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開講学期
/Semester
2019年度/Academic Year  後期 /Second Semester
対象学年
/Course for;
4th year
単位数
/Credits
1.0
責任者
/Coordinator
John Blake
担当教員名
/Instructor
John Blake, Kim Forrester Rockell, Ian L. Wilson, Peter Ilic, Debopriyo Roy, Allan Nicholas, Jeremy Perkins, Emiko Kaneko, Takako Yasuta, Heo Younghyon, Akitsugu Nogita
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites

更新日/Last updated on 2019/02/15
授業の概要
/Course outline
The primary aim of this course is to enable participants to write a graduation thesis that conforms to the university guidelines and expectations of supervisors. The form, function and content of the graduation thesis and its sections will be studied in detail. Participants will plan, draft, edit and revise their own graduation thesis throughout this course. The secondary aim is to plan, prepare and practice for the graduation thesis presentation.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By the end of the course participants will be able to:

(a) write a graduation thesis which is clear, concise, correct, objective and formal.
(b) deliver a research presentation to showcase their graduation thesis project.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
This content of the course will be tailored to the requirements of the participants by the individual class teacher. The assessment criteria, however, remain the same.

Block 1 Thesis writing
Session 1 Thesis structure
Session 2 Paragraph development
Session 3 Referring to sources
Session 4 Introduction
Session 5 Method
Session 6 Results
Session 7 Discussion
Session 8 Front and end matter (abstract, references, etc.)

Block 2 Workshop/consultations
Session 9 Planning
Session 10 Drafting
Session 11 Editing

Block 3 Presentations
Session 12 Oral presentations
Session 13 Slideshow presentations
Session 14 Video presentations
教科書
/Textbook(s)
No textbook. Materials will be provided.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Thesis writing: 70%
Criteria:
Accuracy, Brevity, Clarity, Objectivity, Formality and Completeness

Presentation: 30%
Criteria:
Language skills (grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation)
Presentation skills (content, slide design, body language)
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
None
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
The course instructors have many years of experience teaching writing and presentations in a variety of private language schools within Japan and worldwide, in private companies, in multinational corporations, such as Seimens and Epson, and in nonprofit organisations, such as the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Cresent.


Responsibility for the wording of this article lies with Student Affairs Division (Academic Affairs Section).

E-mail Address: sad-aas@u-aizu.ac.jp