Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HG360001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 化学英語演習
Subject Name
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English Seminar on Chemistry
ヤスダ キョウタ,コスケール グルヴェン,ムラマツ サトル
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Thur1-2:SCI E002 AV,SCI E211
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
This course will be conducted in the style of tutorials, mostly doing exercises, discussions and presentations with lecturers.  
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Globalization/International cooperation studies
Eligible Students 3rd-year (1st semester)
Keywords Professional English, speaking, listening, reading and writing, language comprehension  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To thoroughly understand and learn knowledge of physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.
・Understanding and acquiring logical frameworks and structure of basic studying and knowledge and skills necessary for learning construction. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This language course aims to develop English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills of students that are essential in academic/professional settings related to chemical sciences.  
Class Schedule The course offers two streams (Group A and B) to ensure the effectiveness of teaching. It spans over two semesters by 3 lecturers (10 lectures by each sensei) so all students needs to take both courses.

Yasuda(10 lectures)
Systematic development of quantitive (e.g. describing data presented in different formats) and qualitative (e.g. discussions and logical arguments) writing skills to prepare for writing reports, theses and papers.

Muramatsu (10 lectures)
Build skills on using scientific descriptions on general topics related to physical sciences as well as developing general communication skills (speaking, listening) as a scientist by doing systematic practices in textbooks.  

COSQUER (10 lectures)
Systematic development of comprehension and communication of scientific issues by studying journal publications and videos followed by discussions conferences and presentations.

Assignments of writing, reading and presentations will be given out as well as quizzes and tests.  
教養としての理系の英語 CD BOOK: 数式の読み方から理系の英語表現・語彙
CD付 理系研究者のはじめての英語コミュニケーション 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Pens, notebook and dictionaries for writing, projector, computers, blackboard etc 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
One-two hours of studying is expected for each lecture. Please follow each lecturers instructions. Language learning requires systematic and persistent practices so students should invest time to study.  
Grading Method Each lecturer will evaluate independently and the score will be averaged as the final grade. Students will receive a grade for each semester.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Language is our human nature. If you are determined to learn, we are here to show you how.  
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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