English Communication (Thur. 1)
This course is for BEGINNER level students. This course will attempt to inspire students to cultivate an awareness of shin-zen-bi (truth, goodness, and beauty). Upon completion of this course, it is hoped that students will have gained a sense of direction by which to steer their lives. Through various in-class activities and out-of-class assignments, students will expand themselves and discover the qualities of truth, goodness, and beauty that lie within waiting to emanate from their deeper selves.
Print the "Hand-Out" and bring it to class every week. Each week, the LAST PAGE of the "Hand-Out" must be submitted to the professor. You will work on it in class (with classmates if you wish). The "Listening Section" corresponds to section 6 or 7 on the "Hand-Out" and is for self-study.
04.14 Introduction (quinoa)
06.02 Midterm Test Info/Preparation (Written) (pumpkin)
06.09 Midterm Test Submission Due (alfalfa)
07.14 Semester Test Info / Preparation (radish)
07.21 Final Test Submission (chard)
09.22 New Student Orientation
12.08 Presentation Information (chicory)
12.15 Student Presentations (lettuce)
12.22 Student Presentations (broccoli)
01.12 Final Reflection (carrot) (体育会 students SEND 出席確認カード by OhMeiji)
Grades will be decided on a balanced performance in the following areas: Student presentation, weekly in-class task, attendance, and paper review.
Due to university regulations having to do with grade inflation, No "S, "A," or "B" grades will be given. As a general rule, students who complete this course will be awarded credit and the grade "C."
Science English (Thursday 2)
DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES:
*This course is for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED level students.
*DETAILS WILL BE FINALIZED AFTER THE SECOND CLASS.
09.22 Class Orientation
11.10 No Class
Grades will be decided based on Tasks (33%), Presentation (33%), and Final Report (34%).
This semester, we're going to look at science YouTube videos for kids, tweens, and teens inspired from the website Reading Middle Grade - Books for Kids and Grown Ups.
Science YouTube videos for kids, tweens, and teens inspired by the website Reading Middle Grade - Books for Kids and Grown Ups.
Ryan's World - Make Lightning
SciShow Kids - The Science of Fall
Mystery Doug - Carsickness
Science Max - Sugar Cube Bridge
ONLINE/ON-DEMAND PROGRAM FOR "AT HOME" STUDENTS
Science is about facts, evidence, and truth. In this class, we will study Critical Thinking for the Digital Age. Misinformation and disinformation run rampant all around us, and everyone needs to hone their skills to decipher what is true and what is not. We will study using YouTube videos not made for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students. This makes it a bit challenging. However, if you put time and effort into it, you will see much improvement in your English comprehension ability. The journey begins!
TEST (Report) SUBMISSION (fennel)
Student Introductions (lettuce)
 Introduction /  Energy (chicory)
3] Population & Consumption /  Depletion (kohlrabi)
 Pollution /  Political & Economic Management (kale)
 Belief Systems /  Biodiversity (turnip)
 Collapse /  Thinking in Systems (daikon)
 Shifting Cultural Stories /  Culture Change & Neuroscience (beetroot)
 What is Resilience? /  Community Resilience in the 21st Century (chard)
 Building Community Resilience /  How Globalization Undermines Resilience (quinoa)
 Economic Re-localization /  Social Justice (leek)
 Education /  Meeting Essential Community Needs (shallot)
 Resilience in Major Sectors /  Review, Assessment & Action (fennel)
Final Test or Report (trefoil)
Grades will be decided based on weekly student tasks (65%) and the Final Test/Report (35%). The YouTube English is fast, and the content is not always easy, so the professor will be "understanding."