COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: DEVELOPING READING AND WRITING SKILLS
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
ENG 109 E 2 - - - 4 5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Timothy Hagen
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: -
Course Objectives: Students will work towards advanced proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English, with a focus on critical reading strategies, familiarity with common academic essay and paper formats, class discussion skills, and presentation skills.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Introduction; study skills; reading and discussion strategies
2 Sentence writing; Franklin's self-guided learning strategies; academic vocabulary
3 Rhetoric; Socrates' Apology; Shakespare's Julius Caesar
4 Essay writing; King's Letter
5 How to write a research report; presentations skills; CV and interviewing skills
6 Peer review essays; review for exam
7 Essay presentations and juries
8 Essay presentations and juries
9 Midterm Exam
10 Booklet organization and editing; job interview simulations
11 Article analysis; peer editing
12 Research report presentations and juries
13 Research report presentations and juries
14 Booklet creation and presentations
Prerequisite(s): ENG 107
Textbook: Franklin, B. (1916). Autobiography, chap. 2 (and 1 and 5 if possible). Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20203/20203-h/20203-h.htm#III Plato. (n.d.) Apology. (B. Jowett, Trans.). Retrieved from http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/apology.htmlBurton, G. O. (2007). Silva Rhetoricæ: http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/silva.htmShakespeare, W. (1599). Julius Ceasar. Retrieved from http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/play_view.php?WorkID=juliuscaesar&Act=3&Scen e=2&Scope=sceneKing, Jr., M. L. (1963). Letter from Birmingham Jail. (The Negro is your brother.) The Atlantic Monthly, 212(2), 78-88. Retrieved from http://www.uscrossier.org/pullias/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/king.pdf Helsinki University Language Center. (2005). Academic Writing in English. Technillinen Korkeakoulu Kielikeskus: Sanakone 2. Retrieved from http://sana.tkk.fi/awe/index.htmlhttp://sana.aalto.fi/awe/
Other References: University of Hull. (2014). Essential study skills. Retrieved from http://www2.hull.ac.uk/lli/skills-development/betterlearner.aspxUMass Lowell. (n.d.). Socratic seminar instructions. Retrieved from http://gse.uml.edu/rtah/pdf/deangelosocraticseminarinstructions.pdfAdler, Mortimer J. How to Speak How to Listen. New York: Touchstone, 1997. Adler, Mortimer J. and Charles Van Doren. How to Read a Book. New York: Touchstone, 1972. British Council. (n.d.) English Grammar. http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar University of Manchester. (2014). Academic phrasebank. Retrieved from http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/Helsinki University Language Center. (2005). Academic Writing in English. Technillinen Korkeakoulu Kielikeskus: Sanakone 2. Retrieved from http://sana.tkk.fi/awe/index.htmlUniversity of Hull. (2014). Essays and other academic writing. Retrieved from http://www2.hull.ac.uk/lli/skillsteam/essaysother.aspx University of Hull. (2014). Essay writing. Retrieved from http://www2.hull.ac.uk/lli/skills-development/essays__other/essaywriting.aspxNCSU Libraries. (2009). Anatomy of a scholarly article. Retrieved from http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/scholarly-articles/
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Improve listening and speaking skills in lectures, class discussions, and presentations
2 Further develop reading skills and strategies
3 Write clear, informative sentences, paragraphs, argumentative essays, and research papers
4 Gain confidence in communicating in English
5 Advance skills for life-long learning and understand ethical considerations in research and writing
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Midterm Exam(s)
1
20
Presentation
1
10
Project
2
10
Case Study
1
5
Term Paper
1
15
Other
6
5
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 6 6
Assignments
Final examination 1 15 15
Other 4 2 8
Total Work Load:
125
Total Work Load/25(h):
5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
5