Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 21590101 Subject Classification Foreign Languages
Subject Name コミュニケーション演習II[1総国]
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Communication Seminar II
シバタ ミキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds1-4:IAS K202
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Pair work, Group work, Online assignments 
Credits 1 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : English
Eligible Students IGS 1st-year students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
The authentic materials are used as a learning material to advance reading and summary strategies, which are part of the academic study skill. In this sense, the course content is the advanced level.    
Expected OutcomeThe course is designed to develop English reading and summary strategies necessary in academia. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The focus of this course will be on developing and expanding English language and study skills through extensive practice. In order to accomplish these objectives, a variety of activities will be provided in combination with in-class and homework exercises. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction
lesson2 Plagiarism
lesson3 Refereces (1)
lesson4 Reading strategy & Summary (1)
lesson5 Citation (1)
lesson6 Reading strategy & Summary (2)
lesson7 References (2)
lesson8 Reading strategy & Summary (3)
lesson9 Citation (2)
lesson10 Reading strategy & Summary (4)
lesson11 Literature research (1)
lesson12 Reading strategy & Summary (5)
lesson13 Literature reserach (2)
lesson14 Reading strategy & Summary (6)
lesson15 Summary

Term paper 
handout (e.g., journal articles) 
PC or AV used in
Suggestions on
Preparation and
1 Familiarize the topic and content by going through a whole unit prior to coming to class each time.
2 Make it sure you comfortably know the vocabulary in the text. You may have no time to look up unknown words in a dictionary in class.
3 Work on online assignments.  
Requirements This course is exclusively designed for1st-year IGS students.  
Grading Method Class contribution    20%
Assignments            20%
Book review            20%
Term paper (including presentation)             40% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other 1. You must be present on the day of any quiz or test as there will be no opportunity for a retest.
2. If you miss a class you should obtain handouts given during class from a classmate and complete your homework prior to the next class. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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