Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HM391000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 地球惑星科学英語II
Subject Name
(Katakana)
チキュウワクセイカガクエイゴニ
Subject Name in
English
English for Earth and Planetary Sciences II
Instructor DAS KAUSHIK,SARKAR DYUTI PRAKASH
Instructor
(Katakana)
ダス カウシク,サルカール デュティ プラカシュ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Weds5-6:SCI B301
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
 
Lecture, Reading and writing practice, discussion and students' presentations. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Earth and Planetary Science
Eligible Students 3rd Year Students
Keywords  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Earth and Planetary Systems Science
(Abilities and Skills)
・Reading related papers and acquiring the ability of understanding the contents.
Verbal or written regular/daily communication can be carried out using foreign languages.
Understand different languages and cultures by using multiple foreign languages.

Earth and Planetary Systems Science
(Abilities and Skills)
・Reading related papers and acquiring the ability of understanding the contents.
Verbal or written regular/daily communication can be carried out using foreign languages.
Understand different languages and cultures by using multiple foreign languages. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To strengthen the reading and writing ability of Earth and Planetary Sciences in English. Referencing-cross-referencing of scientific papers and oral presentation in English will help and prepare these students to their research activities from 4th year onward.   
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction (basic structure of scientific literature)
lesson2: Continue (Basic structure of scientific literature)
lesson3: Scientific literature, referencing and cross-referencing (use of digital database like SCIRUS)
lesson4: Continue (Use of digital library and journals)
lesson 5 to lesson 9: Reading and understanding the article "How to read and write a paper?"
lesson 10: Test
lesson 11 to lesson 15: Students will deliver presentations on English on scientific paper of their choice (15 minutes per student). 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
1. How to write a paper: Mike Ashby, University of Cambridge.
 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
(More Details) Print-outs will be supplied before the class. Computer and projector will be used. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
All the supplied hand-outs and materials will be practised beforehand. The purpose is to integrate the understanding of English and scientific contents. 
Requirements  
Grading Method Class attendance and interaction after the presentation (20+10=30%), test (30%) and presentation (40%) will be marked. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Reading scientific papers is the first step towards fixing a scientific problem before starting undergraduate thesis-related research. Let's increase our ability to read and understand scientific research reports in English.  
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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