Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K0273032 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 技術英語演習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Technical English
カネマツ ユウスケ,ミナト タクオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Mon1-2,Fri1-2:ENG 117
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Lecture, Exercises
This class will be face-to-face style. Online style using Teams in a combination of simultaneous interactive and on-demand teaching will also be employed depending on the situation. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : English
Eligible Students Undergraduate students in their second year (or higher) in Cluster 3
Keywords Technical English, Technical writing 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
In this course, students will learn more and develop further understanding about specialized terminology building upon the students have learned previously.
・Students are required to take the following subjects:
Communication IA•B, IIA•B, and IIIA•B•C.
・Taking the following subjects is encouraged for all students:
Communication IIIA•B•C.
Criterion-referenced evaluation is available below. Students must refer to the appropriate part according to their own program. 
Criterion referenced
Program of Mechanical Systems Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquring basis of mechanical system engineering steadily and developing the applied skill.

Program of Transportation Systems
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability of communication transmission: Communication and information transmission ability necessary for an engineer and researcher.

Program of Material Processing
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquiring basis of mechanical system, material creation and processing engineering steadily, and being able to apply

Program of Energy Transform Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquring basis of mechanical system engineering steadily and developing the applied skill.

Program of Electrical,Systems and Information Engineering
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability of English conversation, reading and writing skills necessary for research accomplishment.

Program of Electronic Devices and Systems
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability of English conversation, reading and writing skills necessary for research accomplishment.

Program of Applied Chemistry
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability to collect and send information from international views.

Program of Chemical Engineering
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Improvement of  presentation and communication ability and cultivation of application ability to high informatization.

Program of Biotechnology
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Acquisition of basic and advanced knowledge relating to biotechnology and life science. (Target/Lecture class)
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Cultivation of communication skills (achievement target E)

Program of Architecture and Building Engineering
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Understanding on cultivation of communication ability. ((1) International communication ability.  Being able to introduce themselves to foreigners and make communications.  Being able to read and write technical papers on architecture and building engineering using dictionaries.)  ((2) Communication ability in Japanese.  Being able to introduce their own ideas to audience and to have questions and answers session.  Being able to prepare persuasive materials.  Being able to fully understand technical papers on architecture and building engineering (graduation theses for example) and to prepare manuscripts to convey the research results.) 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The main goal of the course is the development of fundamental reading and writing skills for technical English.
The objectives of the class are to provide the students with fundamental English grammar and technical terminology often used in scientific and technical fields, and to train the students to write simple and concise sentences. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction to the course
lesson2: Basic foundation of technical English writing
lesson3: Nouns I: Singular and plural nouns, countable and uncountable nouns
lesson4: Nouns II: Pronouns
lesson5: Subjects and Verbs: Intransitive and transitive verbs
lesson6: Basic Sentence Patterns
lesson7: Verb Tenses: Present, past and future time
lesson8: Active Voice and Passive Voice
lesson9: Listening
lesson10: Auxiliary Verbs
lesson11: Prepositions
lesson12: Infinitives and Gerunds
lesson13: Present and Past Participle
lesson14: Comparison
lesson15: Relative Pronouns and Relative Adverbs

Each lesson includes a quiz.

Students can learn and practice fundamental and technical English using the specified text book. Practices for writing technical English are included in the course. 
【Lecture Text】
・技術系英文 ライティング教本 -基本・英文法・応用- 
中山裕木子 著 日本工業英語協会
【Books for reference】
・化学英語101 國安均 著 化学同人
・ライフサイエンス 英語動詞使い分け辞典 河本健・大武博 著 羊土社 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are expected to review the fundamental grammar and important words for each lesson. We strongly recommend
that students memorize the important expressions and sentences studied in the class for your future. 
Grading Method All scores including quizzes, attitudes in class, and exercise questions will be out of 100 points. Students having 60 or more points will receive a passing grade. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Students in Cluster 3 are eligible to take this class. For students in the applied chemistry program, the class objectives correspond to the learning and education objective of “(Ko); Communication Ability and International Awareness”. 
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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