1. Students will learn the fundamental ways in which signs produce and extend meanings, and be able to relate in writing, on tests and in discussions how signs are fundamental to human communication. Students will be able to explain how and why we make choices about the significance of value and meaning of signs within the multiple fields of discourse addressing culture and society, including but not limited to art, advertising, film, journalism, politics and literature. They will demonstrate this ability in writings, and during speeches and discussions and exercises.
2. Students will develop an understanding of and be able to explain why certain forms of discourse are appropriate to certain topics, and why such forms come to be both received and debated over the significance and value of certain ideas and cultural practices. This study of discourse will extend across the disciplines of various fields, including but not limited to anthropology, history, journalism, psychology, religion, the sciences, politics, and philosophy. They will demonstrate this ability in writings, speeches, discussions and exercises. To be continued in the section on Learning Activities.
Oral Training 3 is a third-year required course. As this course is the last of the Comp/Oral series, its main aim is to give final shape and polish the skills of the students in speech. The oral ability of students is improved through group discussions, individual presentations, argument and debates. This course is taught together with Composition 3.
BBC news reports
Guardian and other major broadsheet papers.
|評分項目 Grading Method||配分比例 Grading percentage||說明 Description|
|Class partcipation and attendanceClass partcipation and attendance
|News reports and leading discussionNews reports and leading discussion
|TED reports and leading discussionTED reports and leading discussion
|Animation & leading discussionAnimation & leading discussion
|Midterm projectMidterm project
|Final projectFinal project
|Individual workIndividual work