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.
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.
The Norton Reader. Shorter 14th Ed. Ed. Melissa Goldthwaite, et. al. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2016.
One may not skip a drafting workshop. Grade penalties imposed for this if students do. Late work must have a documented reason for being late, or it will not be accepted. Students are warned that plagiarism is a violation of departmental and university regulations, and Taiwan laws and policy regarding Intellectual Property Rights. This will not be tolerated in any of my courses. Any instance of plagiarism discovered in any student writings for this course will result in a grade of 0 for the assignment involved. All sources used in research projects must be fully documented. Also, there is to be no illegal copying of any copyrighted material, including text books or other materials. This is also against Taiwan law regarding Intellectual Property Rights, and can result in severe penalties if discovered.
|評分項目 Grading Method||配分比例 Grading percentage||說明 Description|
|Drafting workshops Drafting workshops
||15||Written to engage with the chapter readings and/or handouts|
|Essays (3)Essays (3)
||20||response to an issue or topic from readings|
|Essay, research (1)Essay, research (1)
|Final presentationFinal presentation
||15||Based on research project|
|Speeches (4)Speeches (4)
||35||In response to an issue or topic from readings|