AY 2019 Undergraduate School Course Catalog

EL2 Advanced Professional English Applic

2019/04/25

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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;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Debopriyo Roy
担当教員名
/Instructor
Debopriyo Roy
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
In this interesting course, students will be asked to design the script for a full-fledged movie documentary about a recently developed technology in the market. Students during the quarter will have to use different semantic models for linguistic application, including developing the ontology of different variants of information and linkages which could be used to develop a proper thoughtful storyline and an informative script. Different semantic models including text-mining, concept mapping and infographics software will be used for information management purposes. A lot of time during this course will be spent on understanding the basics of ontology development, and information scripting for documentary movies.
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 semester.

1. Develop a sense of how to analyze and search for information in the context of application.
2. To analyze specific audiences and rhetorical, informational, demonstrative and other situations in the design of a corporate movie documentary.
3. Understand how to use various kinds of information modeling genres and linkages when developing the ontology for information delivery.
4. Develop the skill to analyze technical text using the principles of entity analysis and semantic density and semantic gravity.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Week # 1: Introduction to the Course (Discussing the basics of movie design, concept mapping, data/text mining etc.); Choose the Technology for the Movie and Read about it.
Assignment # 1: Developing a Movie Script from Scratch (Brainstorming and Searching for Information from Internet); Short Report including a Heat Map to Demonstrate the Use of the Chosen New Technology in the World Market

Week # 2: What is Ontology? Entity Analysis from Research Text; The Basic Movie Idea using Sketchboarding Software
Assignment # 2: Developing the Complete Storyline Textually; Include Sketchboard

Week # 3: Develop Scene-by-Scene Development of the Movie Idea
Use Four Types of Concept Maps to Connect the Scenes and the Storyline
Assignment # 3: Designing 4 Types of Concept Maps

Week # 4: The Use of Chosen Technology in the Japanese/Asian Market - Text Analysis with Text Mining Software
Assignment # 4: Write a Feasibility Report using Data Mining Report

Week # 5: Poster Design for Movie Script - VENNGAGE / CRELLO

Week # 6: Research: The Use of Chosen Technology in the European Market - Represent your Research in Social Network Visualizer with SOCNEV

Week # 7: Demonstrate the Full Development of the Movie Idea using Gephi
教科書
/Textbook(s)
No text books needed. Lecture materials will be provided in class.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Assessment Rubric:

The assessment rubric is part of the assignment instructions each week. However, a detailed grading schema will be maintained for each assignment. Please check the course webpage for the grading schema for each assignment.

Assessment (Overall Criteria): Each group and/or individual assignment will be graded against a specific set of criteria. A student will either get 0 or 1 for each category as is seen below.

1. Organization of Ideas ( 0/1)
2. Clarity of Ideas (0/1)
3. Grammatical and Sentence Construction Issues (0/1)
4. Use and Explanation of Graphics (0/1)
5. User-Friendly Nature of the Information (0/1)
6. Text-Graphics Coordination (0/1)
7. Information Accessibility (0/1)

**** Specific overall feedback will be provided on each of these points every week.
Grading: Every week you will have different kinds of assignments. In order to get a grade, students MUST individually post the group assignment in Schoology.

The grade distribution might be subjected to last minute changes.


Assignment # 1 (10%): Developing a Movie Script from Scratch (Brainstorming and Searching for Information from Internet); Short Report including a Heat Map to Demonstrate the Use of a New Technology in the World Market


Assignment # 2 (15%): Developing the Complete Storyline Textually; Include Sketchboard


Assignment # 3 (15%): Designing 4 Types of Concept Maps


Assignment # 4 (15%): Write a Feasibility Report using Data Mining Report

Week # 5 (5%): Poster Design for Movie Script - VENNGAGE / CRELLO

Week # 6 (20%): Research: The Use of Chosen Technology in the European Market - Represent your Research in Social Network Visualizer with SOCNEV

Week # 7 (20%): Demonstrate the Full Development of the Movie Idea using Gephi
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
Reasonable English language proficiency will help. Feel free to consult with your friends about your assignment. Group discussions are welcome.



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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;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Heo Younghyon
担当教員名
/Instructor
Heo Younghyon
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 is designed to provide students with skills and trainings in preparing and giving informal to formal presentations. Trainings include sessions on learning useful techniques for presentation and also preparing presentation materials and delivering them effectively during the presentation.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
1) To learn how to use English in informal to formal presentations
2) To learn how to prepare/design presentation materials
3) To learn/practice useful techniques for presentations in various situations
4) To overcome public-speaking anxiety during oral presentations
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1. Course Introduction
Class 2. The Art of Storytelling: Narratives
Class 3. Effective Storytelling: Storytelling Techniques
Class 4. Effective Storytelling: Body Language  
Class 5. Project Meeting (Preparation session)
Class 6. Project Meeting: Group Activity 1
Class 7. Midterm Progress/Plan Report
Class 8. Project Meeting: Group Activity 2
Class 9. Academic Presentation (Part 1)
Class 10. Academic Presentation (Part 2)
Class 11. Job Interview (Part 1)
Class 12. Job Interview (Part 2)
Class 13. Reviewing Academic Presentations
Class 14. Final Project Presentation: Session 1
Class 15. Final Project Presentation: Session 2
教科書
/Textbook(s)
No textbook
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Class Participation: 15%
Assignments/Activities: 25%
Midterm Project: 20%
Final Project: 40%
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.)
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;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Debopriyo Roy
担当教員名
/Instructor
Debopriyo Roy
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
This course is designed for advanced students at University of Aizu who expect to write in their future employment. Moreover, the purpose is to increase awareness of students at UoA about the start-up business culture in Silicon Valley, California. This corporate knowledge about the inner functioning of some of the Silicon Valley companies are important as students get ready to start working after their graduation. Such knowledge would also help them prepare for job interviews. Successful employees know how to communicate clearly and effectively, changing writing style and content for varying audiences and purposes. This class will focus on the difficult task of meeting readers' needs while simultaneously representing your best interests and those of your employer. To meet that end, the assignments will cover a variety of tasks produced under different circumstances, some done quickly during class and some polished and perfected over time. Students completing the semester's work should see a visible improvement in their writing, especially in terms of clarity and precision.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
Course Plan
This course is designed to help you write more effectively in work situations and understand the Silicon Valley business issues in more details. Much of workplace writing is done quickly and without time for revision. As such we will take a participatory approach and most of the assignments would leave room for multiple iterations (revisions). Even when you turn in a final document and you have an idea for further improvement of the existing document, I will give you an opportunity to improve on it. But it would be based on a case by case basis. Most of our assignments would be scenario based, working with actual corporate situations. So our class lectures and discussions would center on issues in corporate culture, resource availability etc. I will expect you to have a reasonably good understanding of the context and audience with a plan outline for execution before starting with any writing process. This is because you write in an organization for possible further action and not for grades.


Course Policies
Business Writing is a workshop class that includes in-class writing, peer group work, and case study based projects. In-class work missed as a result of attitude or unexcused absence related problems may not be made up. If you must miss class, use the professional work model: e-mail your instructor with the date and reason for your absence before the class you miss and be sure that any homework is handed in electronically and on time. You can at most miss 5 class periods during the semester without failing the class. Be in class full time. Late entry would be counted as absence. Individual or small group conferences with the teacher will be scheduled each semester as regular class events; a missed conference counts as an absence.

Course Objectives
1 The student should be able to write in any corporate context.
2 Develop and understand various strategies for planning, researching, drafting, revising, and editing documents that respond effectively and ethically to professional situations.
3 Learn and apply strategies for effective group collaboration.
4 Understand and use various research methods to produce professional documents.
5 Develop strategies for using and adapting various communication technologies for projects.
6 Learn to argue with visual data, understanding and implementing principles of document design.


Student Learning Objectives
Documentation Outcomes:
1. The ability to prepare short business documents in English.
2. Being able to write and design in any instructional context.
3. Specifically, learning to design brochures, manuals, business reports, and proposals.
3. Developing and understanding various strategies for planning, researching, drafting, revising, and editing documents that respond effectively and ethically to instructional situations.

Communication Outcomes:
4. The ability to communicate and collaborate with real clients and industry professionals on multiple issues of technical documentation.
5. Learning and applying strategies for effective group collaboration and project management.
6. Developing strategies to use and adapt various communication technologies.

Research / Technical Design Outcomes:
7. Understanding and using various research methods for document testing and delivery.
8. Learning to argue with visual data; understanding and implementing principles of document design.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class Schedule (Tentative schedule, alterations may be necessary)

Week 1:
• Course introduction
• Understanding how Silicon Valley Business Work
• Assignment on Designing a Text-Graphic Summary Explaining how Silicon Valley Business Work
• Design a one-page 2-column layout explaining the importance of Understanding Silicon Valley Business for Computer Science Majors

Week 2:
• Introduction to Writing Communication & Tailoring Documents for Specific Purpose / Action Verbs
• Use action verbs to explain how NEW START-UPS run its business in Silicon Valley

Week 3:
• Designing Company Brochure
• Design a Colorful Company Brochure for Uber / Airbnb

Week 4:
• Draw a concept-map highlighting how Uber / Airbnb does its business
• Draw a concept-map highlighting how Uber / Airbnb technology works

Week 5:
• Read two specific articles on replicating the Silicon Valley culture in Japan
• Draw the 1st draft of the Sketch boarding software highlighting the agents, agencies, processes and interactions that has been defined in the article.
• Draw the 2nd draft of the Sketch boarding software to develop the previous version and input more information that is more specific.

Week 6:
• Introduction to Silicon Valley Internship Program - Preparation

Week 7:
• Interview for the Silicon Valley Internship Program

Week 8:
FINAL Project on the Silicon Valley Internship Program and Final Course Presentation.
教科書
/Textbook(s)
No text books required. Lecture materials will be posted in Schoology as deemed necessary.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Grading:(Everyone in the group should individually post every individual part of the group assignment)

• 1st Graded Assignment (week #1 - 15%)
• 2nd Graded Assignment (week #2 - 15%)
• 3rd Graded Assignment (week # 3 - 15%)
• 4th Graded Assignment (week # 4 - 15%)
• 5th Graded Assignment (week # 5 - 10%)
• Final Project (week # 6, 7 and 8 - 30%)

Assessment Criteria for Workshops:
I believe that students can motivate themselves best when real-life experience is involved in the process of learning.


The grading for the real-client project would be based on a number of criteria:

1. Organization.
2. Content
3. Quality.
4. Layout.
5. Formatting.
6. Visual Design.
7. Productions and Print Quality.
8. Group Collaboration and Confidential Evaluation
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
General Expectations
This is an advanced class and expectations are high. You need to maintain a copy of all the assignments in an electronic portfolio. At the end of the semester, you will turn in this folder that consists of all the assignments, including drafts worked on during the semester. Nothing should be thrown away as informal writing. Students not in class when writing is assigned are still responsible for completion of the assignment when due. Late work will not be accepted without penalty unless students make arrangements for an extension before the due date.


Assignment Expectations
Work must be appropriate to audience, purpose, and context.


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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;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Takako Yasuta
担当教員名
/Instructor
Takako Yasuta
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 2019/02/05
授業の概要
/Course outline
Content: This course introduces how languages are used in the Manga world, and compares them with the languages in the real world. Manga in both Japanese and English will be examined and compared in terms of linguistics features and non-verbal expressions.
Students also learn various English expressions and how to write narrations by creating their own Manga in English.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
This course aims;
1) To understand the unique language usage in Manga, and how it differs from the language in the real world.
2) To understand how linguistic expressions and characters’ personalities are reflected in English translation of Manga.
3) To discuss some interesting linguistic issues of Manga.
4) To learn various expressions and improve writing skills in English through creating Manga.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1: Introduction:
Class 2: What is Manga?
Class 3: Role Language (Yakuwari-go) in Manga
Class 4: Role Language 2
Class 5: Men and Women's Language
Class 6: Tsundere and various personalities in Manga
Class 7: More Role Language in Manga: Baby talk
Class 8: Review
Class 9: More Role Language: Foreigner's talk
Class 10: Onomatopoeic expressions in Manga: Describing sounds
Class 11: Onomatopoeic expressions in Manga: Mimetic words
Class 12: Visual effects of Writing
Class 13: Non-verbal expressions in Manga:
Class 14: More visual effects in Manga. Silent Manga.
Class 15: Wrap up
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
Assignments : 15%
In-class Activities and quizzes  (including participation): 15%
Final project 20%
Midterm Examination: 25%
Final examination: 25%
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
No prerequisites. However, English for Computer Science: Listening and Reading 1-4, and English for Computer Science: Speaking and Writing 1-3 are strongly recommended.
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.)
This course requires you to analyze the language in Manga. You may use your own Manga magazines/ books, or you can read some Manga at the following websites.

Comic Walker   http://comic-walker.com
アニメマンガの日本語   http://anime-manga.jp/index_english.html


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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;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Debopriyo Roy
担当教員名
/Instructor
Debopriyo Roy
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 is about IT Business and International Collaboration.

IT Business in the modern era is as much about IT, as it is about international collaboration. As part of this course, we will learn about technology and also take part in international project management.

3D printing is the new wave in the industrial revolution.

As part of this course, students will learn about the 3D printing technology and its associated processes. They will complete a short project related to 3D printing every week. The course will have a very strong focus on designing technical videos and making in-class technical presentations.

As they complete the weekly projects, they will share their own project outcomes with students from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

These students from HSKA, Germany will consult with you about your weekly projects; take the information and learn how to make a content management and delivery system as part of their own course.

This collaboration with HSKA, Germany will then result in an ACM seminar presentation from January 28 - February 1, 2020 (final dates yet to be decided).

WE WILL HAVE LOTS OF FUN WORKING ON THIS COURSE.


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.

o Use communication and social networking software for team communication and collaborative design.

o Analyze audiences and rhetorical, informational, demonstrative and other situations in the design process

o Apply the principles of information and product design to the creation of systems and task-oriented user experience and satisfaction.

o Develop writing skills with a focus on content organization, formatting, layout, grammar, and purpose.

o Develop oral skills through multiple oral presentations and peer-reviews.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Weekly Topics:

1st Week: Introduction to 3D Printing; Deliverable: PowerPoint Report

2nd Week: Different Industrial Applications of 3D Printing; Deliverable: VIDEO Report


3rd Week: Different Business Ideas for 3D Printing in Aizuwakamatsu; Deliverable: Documentary on 3D Printing Entrepreneurship



4th Week: CAD Prototyping and Software Usability; Deliverable: Quick Start Guide


5th Week: 3D Scanning and Slicing Process and Software Usability; Deliverable: Instructional Video


6th Week: Using Communication, Design, Prototyping, and Content Management Tools for 3D Printing

OR

3D Printing & Design Management for the Restaurant Industry; Deliverable: Design Brochure


7th Week: Developing Ideas for Entrepreneurship with 3D Printing - GROUP PROJECT BETWEEN UoA & KUAS

COLLABORATION GRADE: 25%

Deliverables: 1 &/OR 2

# 1: Compulsory ACM Presentation  # 2: Optional ACM Publication


* Your contribution to the ACM publication will be made as a team.

教科書
/Textbook(s)
No books will be necessary. Lecture materials will be posted in Moodle.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Weekly Assignments and Grades:

Week # 1: 1st Graded Assignment - (Introduction to 3D Printing) - 10%

Week # 2: 2nd Graded Assignment - (Industrial Applications of 3D Printing) - 10%

Week # 3: 3rd Graded Assignment - (Video on 3D Printing Business Idea) - 10%

Week # 4: 4th Graded Assignment - (User Guide on CAD Prototyping) - 15%

Week # 5: 5th Graded Assignment - (Screencast-o-Matic Presentation on 3D Scanning & Slicing) - 15%

Week # 6:

6th Graded Assignment – (YouTube/Adobe Spark Animation Presentation on Communication, Design & Content Management Tools) - 15%

OR

Restaurant Industry Technical Production - 15%

Week # 7: 7th Graded Assignment– (COLLABORATION WITH HSKA) - 25%

参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
References:

CAD Research:

3D Printing Applications:

Design Management & 3D Printing Marketplace

3D Scanning

3D Slicing

Communications & Content Management:


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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;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
John Blake
担当教員名
/Instructor
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 2019/02/15
授業の概要
/Course outline
The ability to design and deliver presentations is a skill that is valued in academia and business alike. This course focuses on developing presentation skills to enable students to present their research confidently to a small audience. This course is specifically designed to help students prepare for the graduate thesis poster presentation.
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) deliver short oral presentation on a research topic
(b) design a research poster
(c) deal with questions from audience during poster session
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Oral presentation practice
Session 01 Paralinguistics
Session 02 Fluency
Session 03 Pronunciation
Session 04 Appropriacy
Session 05 Review and consolidation

Poster design
Session 06 Layout and flow
Session 07 Visuals
Session 08 Readability
Session 09 Functionality
Session 10 Review and consolidation

Poster presentations
Session 11 Hook: catching attention
Session 12 Pitch: keeping attention
Session 13 Dealing with questions
Session 14 Review and consolidation
Session 15 Final Exam: Poster session
教科書
/Textbook(s)
No textbook. Materials will be provided.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Oral presentation: 30%
Poster design: 30%
Poster presentation: 40%
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 instructor has many years of experience teaching presentation skills in a variety of 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.


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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;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Takako Yasuta
担当教員名
/Instructor
Takako Yasuta
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 2019/02/05
授業の概要
/Course outline
Content: This course aims to develop good presentation skills in English. Students will also learn about Japanese pop/ subculture, and introduce it to foreigners who are interested in Japan. Students (possibly with other group members) will choose a topic, discuss the topic, create an introduction movie or a slideshow, and give a presentation. They can choose topics such as Manga, Anime, maid cafe, B-rank gourmet, Yuru-chara, idols, anything they are interested in.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
This course will help students to;
1) Understand Japanese pop/ subculture and introduce it to the world in English.   
2) Improve English speaking skills necessary for discussion and presentations.
3) Improve English writing skills through writing scripts and presentation slides.
4) Learn presentation skills in English.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1: Introduction: What is pop/ subculture?
Class 2: Manga and Anime
Class 3: Otaku culture (vocaloid, light novels, comic market)
Class 4: J-pop, idols, entertainers (AKB48, Johnny's, Owarai, Onee, etc.)
Class 5: Fashion
Class 6: Group work: Preparation for Presentation 1
Class 7: Presentation 1-1
Class 8: Presentation 1-2
Class 9: Shopping (100 yen shop, online shopping, auction, etc.)
Class 10: B-rank gourmet (ramen, curry yakisoba, snack, sweets, etc.)
Class 11: Yuru-chara
Class 12: Unique restaurants and cafes (Maid cafe, cat cafe, tsundere cafe, etc.)
Class 13: Unique businesses etc. (Unagi travel, capsule hotels, etc)
Class 14: Presentation 2-1
Class 15: Presentation 2-2 (Wrap up)
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
Assignments: 20%
In-class Activities (including participation): 20%
Midterm Examination (presentation 1): 30%
Final Examination (presentation 2): 30%
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
English for Computer Science: Listening and Reading 1-4, and English for Computer Science: Speaking and Writing 1-3 are strongly recommended.
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.)
Hector Garcia (2010) A Geek in Japan, Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing


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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;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Allan Nicholas
担当教員名
/Instructor
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 2019/02/08
授業の概要
/Course outline
Course Introduction
In this course, learners' awareness of cultural differences and the ways in which these differences are realized in communication will be raised. Learners will practice and develop all four language skills (reading, writing, listening & speaking), and will build their vocabulary.

Course components
a) In-class activities/participation
You should attend all classes and participate in in-class listening and speaking activities. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every lesson, and your participation will be carefully checked during the class. If you have to miss a class for a legitimate reason (e.g., illness or family emergency), you must contact your professor in advance to get credits for attendance.
b) Assignments:
The professor will regularly give graded tasks and quizzes. Some of these will be done in class, and some at home. It is important to complete them on time, and bring them to class. Late homework will not be accepted.
c) Mid-term and final exams:
Exams will be administered twice this term. Make-up exams will be provided only if you miss an exam for a legitimate reason (e.g., illness or family emergency).
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
Objectives and Attainment Goals:
By the end of the course, learners will:
a) have a basic understanding of the concepts of collectivism and individualism in relation to culture
b) have some understanding of other prominent cross-cultural research and theories, including high/low context communication and orientation to time;
c) have an understanding of research-based insights into Japanese culture and communication styles
d) be able to compare and contrast their own communication styles with those of other cultures
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Week Topics
Class 1 Introduction to the course
Class 2 Defining “culture” and “cross-cultural communication”
Class 3 Individualism versus collectivism: the work of Hofstede
Class 4 Power distance: the work of Hofstede continued
Class 5 Power distance: continued
Class 6 High versus low-context communication styles: the work of Hall
Class 7 Cultures and orientation to time
Class 8 Mid-term Exam
Class 9 Non-verbal communication and culture
Class 10 Non-verbal communication and culture: continued
Class 11 Understanding social context and communication: the work of Brown & Levinson
Class 12 Understanding social context and communication: continued
Class 13 End-term Project
Class 14 Final class & assessment
教科書
/Textbook(s)
Materials for the course will be provided by the instructor, via Schoology.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Grading Method/Criteria:
Participation: 15%
Mid-term exam: 25%
End-term assessment: 30%
Project: 15%
Quizzes & Tasks: 15%

Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class. Failure to complete homework on time or to actively participate in class may lead to points being deducted from the “participation” category.
To pass the course, your overall score must be at least 50%.

Course policies
Student obligations
It is the responsibility of students to read the syllabus and weekly agendas carefully to take the quizzes and exams during the designated time and submit their works by the designated due dates. If you are absent more than the maximum allowed number of times, the final grade will be an F regardless of your final score for the course.

Academic integrity
It is required that students take quizzes and exams individually; cheating/plagiarizing other’s work will not be tolerated. Students can help each other with assignments to clearly understand questions, but answer parts in each assignment must be completed independently. Co-work is not allowed for this course unless in case of group-work assignments.
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
There are no set requirements. However, learners are expected to have completed 1st and 2nd year English core courses.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
The course instructor has experience working in the private language education sector, designing curricula and providing instruction.

Course Website
Every student must enroll in the course through Schoology. Your professor will give you the access code on the first day of classes. Weekly announcements will be uploaded on the course page on Schoology. Please check Schoology for detailed information on assignments or other course information. Please contact your professor if you have any problems accessing the website. If you have problems with your login, please contact or visit SSB (RQ 207-E).

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


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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;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
Peter Ilic
担当教員名
/Instructor
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
In our technology-driven world, it is critical and timely to study the intersection of learning theory and technology. This course will cover both learning theory and online technologies in Education particularly focusing on the intersection of learning theory and technology. It will address the challenges faced by professionals as new technologies transform the world of education. Students will gain the theoretical and practical knowledge invaluable for education in our technology-driven world. We will discuss and reflect on the theory of learning and teaching practices and pedagogical approaches in relation to the opportunities afforded by online technologies. It will be of particular interest to students who are interested in becoming educators.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
1. Develop knowledge of Learning Theory
2. Develop knowledge of Online Educational Technologies.
3. Develop a critical understanding of the limits of online technologies in education.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
1. Introduction to Learning Theory and Online Technologies
2. History of Learning Theory and Online Technologies
3. Behaviorist Learning Theory I
4. Behaviorist Learning Theory II
5. Cognitivist Learning Theory I
6. Cognitivist Learning Theory II
7. Constructivist Learning Theory I
8. Constructivist Learning Theory II
9. Connectivism I
10. Connectivism II
11. Collaborativist I
12. Collaborativist II
13. Project Presentations
14. Project Presentations
教科書
/Textbook(s)
No textbook will be used. Course material will be made available on Schoology.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
• Online Quizzes: 72%
• Project Presentation (PowerPoint): 25%
• Survey 3%
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
Late assignments will lose 10% per day.
After 5 days, a late assignment will receive a mark of 0%.
Not participating in class activities will result in -2%.
Being late 3 times will be equivalent to 1 absence.
Being more than 30 minutes late will equal 1 absence.


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

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