教學大綱 Syllabus

科目名稱:大學英文(一)

Course Name: College English I

修別:群

Type of Credit: Partially Required

2.0

學分數

Credit(s)

38

選課人數

Number Registered

課程資料Course Details

課程簡介Course Description

This course is intended for Non-Major freshmen with intermediate English competence. Four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) will be emphasized and practiced through in-class reading/speaking activities, listening practice, video watching, writing assignments, and oral presentations. In order to accomplish the general goals, the emphasis is on students’ language fluency rather than accuracy. The course will be conducted primarily in English.

核心能力分析圖Core Competence Analysis Chart


課程目標與學習成效Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes

This course aims to prepare the students to be able to use their general knowledge about the world to understand and communicate in English. The general goals are to provide an atmosphere that will increase students’ participation in a comfortable environment, increase their confidence in English speaking contexts, and increase their ability to apply the knowledge of the English language they have acquired in high school.

每周課程進度與作業要求 Course Schedule & Requirements

週次 Week 課程主題 Course Theme 課程內容與指定閱讀 Content and Reading Assignment 教學活動與作業 Activity and Homework 學習投入時數 Estimated time devoted to coursework per week
課堂講授 Lecture Hours 課程前後 Preparation Time
1
Orientation;
Unit 1A
Unit 1A The Visual Village; Introduction to cross-cultural communication online course (CCC)
Ice-breaking: self-introduction;
Homework: Preview Assignment on Unit 1B
2.0
3.0
2
Unit 1B
Unit 1B My Journey in Photographs by Annie Griffiths
One-line summary; Homework: Discussion notes on Unit 1B; Preview Unit 1 Video
2.0
3.0
3
Unit 1 Video
Unit 1 Video: A Photographer’s Life
Video listening practice;
listening quiz 1;
Homework: Preview Assignment on Unit 2B
2.0
3.0
4
Mid-Autumn Festival
no class
Homework: Preview Assignment on Unit 2B
0.0
0.0
5
Unit 2B
Unit 2B Feathers of Love
Group 1 presentation on Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio Summit 1992;
Homework: Discussion notes on Unit 2B; Preview Assignment on Unit 3A
2.0
3.0
6
Unit 3A
Unit 3A How Safe Is Our Food?
Group 2 presentation on Food Inc.; Homework: CCC Unit 1 checkpoint quiz and oral response due
2.0
3.0
7
CCC Unit 1
CCC Unit 1 Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions
Lecture and group discussion;
Homework: Preview Assignment on Unit 3B
2.0
3.0
8
Unit 3B
Unit 3B Genetically Modified Foods
Group 3 presentation on Kip Anderson’s Cowspiracy; Homework: Discussion notes on Unit 3B; Preview Assignment on Unit 4B
2.0
3.0
9
Unit 4B
Unit 4B The Future of Fashion: Dreamweavers
Group 4 presentation on Easton LaChappelle: 3D Printing in Animatronics; Homework: Discussion notes on Unit 4B
2.0
3.0
10
Film-watching
film watching: Tuesdays with Morrie
Homework: Preview Unit 4 Video
2.0
3.0
11
Unit 4 Video
Unit 4 Video: Kinetic Sculpture
Video listening practice; listening quiz 2; Homework: CCC Unit 2 checkpoint quizzes and oral response due
2.0
3.0
12
CCC Unit 2
CCC Unit 2 Stereotypes
Lecture and group discussion; Homework: Preview Assignment on Unit 5B
2.0
3.0
13
Unit 5B
Unit 5B Fantastic Voyage
Group 5 presentation on History of Hokulea/Moana; Homework: Discussion notes on Unit 5B; Preview Assignment on Unit 6B
2.0
3.0
14
Unit 6B
Unit 6B For the Love of Elephants
Group 6 presentation on Zander Srodes: The Moment It Found Me; Homework: Discussion notes on Unit 6B; Preview Unit 6 Video
2.0
3.0
15
Unit 6 Video
Unit 6 Video: A Match Made in Africa
Video listening practice; listening quiz 3; Homework: CCC Unit 3 checkpoint quiz and oral response due;
Form of “Self-and-Peer Evaluation of Group Project Teamwork” due on Moodle
2.0
3.0
16
CCC Unit 3
CCC Unit 3 Education
Lecture and group discussion; Homework: Preparation for Final Exam
2.0
3.0
17
Song & articles
Song & articles
Homework: Preparation for Final Exam
2.0
3.0
18
Final Exam
Final Exam
Final Exam
2.0
3.0

授課方式Teaching Approach

30%

講述 Lecture

30%

討論 Discussion

30%

小組活動 Group activity

10%

數位學習 E-learning

0%

其它: Others:

評量工具與策略、評分標準成效Evaluation Criteria

Grading Criteria:

Attendance & participation: 15%

Quizzes: 10%

Group project: 40%

Oral response (Cross-cultural Communication): 15%

Final exam: 20%

Requirements:

  1. Attendance: You are required to attend classes regularly and on time. Absences (including sick leave and personal leave), tardiness, or early departure will damage your attendance grade. Contact me about your absence before class if you must miss class. *If you have FIVE (or more) unexcused absences, you will not be allowed to take the final exam.
  2. Participation: Speaking up in class, either being called or voluntarily, will add points to your participation grade. Try to catch any opportunity to speak up in class to earn bonus points!
  3. Listening Quizzes: We will have three practice listening quizzes based on TOEIC this semester. *Missed quizzes cannot be made up.
  4. Group Project: You will be divided into groups of 6-7 members to complete the following group tasks.

(1) Preview Assignments (10%): For every assigned reading in Reading Explorer 4, each group needs to find one difficult or complicated sentence and come up with one discussion question based on the reading or the video (as shown on Moodle). Your sentences and questions should be posted on wiki (Collaborative Writing) on Moodle before class.

(2) Group Discussion (20%): In class you will have time to discuss one question designed by another group, take notes of your answers, and add them to your wiki on Moodle within one week after the class.

(3) Group Presentation (70%): Each group will take turns giving a 15-minute presentation on an assigned topic based on a video clip. In your presentation, you need to briefly introduce the person(s) and main issues involved in the assigned topic, and give your own comments and reflections on the topic/video. You need to post the content of your Group Presentation on wiki on Moodle by the midnight of your presentation date. Each member should have a chance to speak on stage. *Your presentation will timed, and points will be deducted if your presentation exceeds 15 minutes. Self-evaluation and peer-evaluation among group members will be adopted in company with the teacher’s evaluation. Another pre-assigned group will give comments on your presentation.

(4) Each group member needs to fill out the form of Self-and-Peer Evaluation of Group Project Teamwork and submit it to Moodle by due date (December 20).

  1. Cross-cultural Communication Tasks: You are required to preview 3 cross-cultural communication lecture videos online (http://moocs.nccu.edu.tw) and complete the following tasks outside classroom by due dates:

(1) Checkpoint Quizzes: Finish the online checkpoint quiz of each unit by due dates. You can do the quizzes at most twice; the better score will count toward your Quizzes in your final grade. Late submission is not allowed because the quize system will be closed by due time.

(2) Oral Response to Discussion Questions: After you preview the lecture videos of each unit, you need to record your oral response to the assigned question(s) in the Discussion & Resources of each unit, and submit your recordings to Moodle by due dates. *Late submission will lead to lower grades of your oral assignment.

•Unit 1 Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions: #2 required+ one self-selected question from Discussion

•Unit 2 Stereotypes: #2 required + choose one video from Resources and summarize the video or give your own comments on it

•Unit 3 Education: #4 required + any question or item selected from Discussion and Resources to answer or comment on

*Make sure you begin each of your recording with your Chinese name, student number, unit and question numbers. For example: “My name is 張小明. My student number is 106xxxxxx. I’m going to answer Unit 1, question 2. …”

*Before you submit oral recordings to Moodle, rename your files with your Department, Chinese name, student and unit numbers. For example: “教育一張小明1061234567 (Unit 1)”

  1. Final Exam: The Final Exam will include Vocabulary, Video Clip, Reading Comprehension, and Essay Questions. Vocabulary and Video Clip questions will primarily come from practices in Reading Explorer 4. Reading Comprehension articles will be related to but not the same as the readings in our textbook. Essay Questions will come from critical thinking questions in our textbook as well as the questions from Preview Assignments.

指定/參考書目Textbook & References

1. Reading Explorer 4, Second Edition, Heinle Cengage Learning (2014).

2. Supplementary materials prepared by the instructor

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課程相關連結Course Related Links

http://moodle.nccu.edu.tw/
http://moocs.nccu.edu.tw/

課程附件Course Attachments

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