Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K0273033 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 技術英語演習
Subject Name
(Katakana)
ギジュツエイゴエンシュウ
Subject Name in
English
Technical English
Instructor KATO SETSU
Instructor
(Katakana)
カトウ セツ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Mon1-2,Weds3-4:ENG 112,ENG 113
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
 
Seminar 
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 Second-year students of the Faculty of Engineering, Cluster III (Biotechnology Program)
Keywords Technical English 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
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
This course provides a working knowledge of various types of technical communication in English, including reading instructions, reports, and academic papers, and writing concise descriptions and instructions. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction and a trial examination
lesson2: English representation of numbers, elements, chemicals, and experimental apparatus
lesson3: English representation of figures, tables, and numerical formula
lesson4: Learning grammar (article) and reading an instruction manual of experimental apparatus
lesson5: Reading scientific and technical passage and learning grammar (verb)
lesson6: Reading scientific and technical passage and learning grammar (auxiliary verb)
lesson7: Reading scientific and technical passage and learning grammar (participle)
lesson8: Practice questions form the lessons 2〜7 (practice questions ①)
lesson9: Reading a scientific article about biotechnology
lesson10: Reading a research paper about biotechnology
lesson11: Technical writing
lesson12: Reading scientific and technical passage and learning grammar (noun)
lesson13: Reading scientific and technical passage and learning grammar (relative)
lesson14: Reading scientific and technical passage and learning grammar (preposition)
lesson15: Practice questions form the lessons 9〜14 (practice questions ②)

Mini-examinations, practice questions ① (Lesson 8), practice questions ② (Lesson 15). 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Textbook: If necessary, students will be given information about a textbook at the Guidance.
Reference books: 工業英検3級問題集,工業英検3級クリア 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
(More Details) Textbook, Handouts, Audio materials, Visual materials (PC) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Mini-examinations will be given on Lessons. The scope of the examinations will be announced in the previous lesson. Enough preparation is necessary. 
Requirements Students need to bring an English dictionary to the class. 
Grading Method Up to 25 points for weekly class attendance.
Up to 25 points for the weekly mini-examinations.
Up to 25 points for the midterm examination.
Up to 25 points for the term-end examination. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Be sure to attend the first class session because a trial examination will be given. 
Other   
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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