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.
04.08 Introduction (quinoa)
04.15 Who are you? (spinach)
(A day of self-study! Please refer to LECTURE and submit the TASK ↓ from Oh-o! Meiji.)
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06.03 See HERE! (alfalfa)
07.01 To Be Announced. (brocolli)
07.08 Student Presentations (radish)
07.15 Reflection (cauliflower)
09.30 New Student Orientation (quinoa)
10.07 Summer Vacation Task (spinach)
12.16 Student Presentations (chicory)
12.23 Student Presentations (lettuce)
01.13.2022 Final Review + Survey (broccoli)
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.
The area explored in this course will be the outcome of the Rio+20 Summit (with an emphasis on science and innovation): The Sustainable Development Goals. SDGs is a historic declaration ratified by 193 UN Member States outlining the goals and targets from 2016 to 2030. Your learning objectives for this course should be that by the end of the semester, you should: (a) have become familiar with the broad contours of SDGs; (b) understand, appreciate, and assimilate information having to do with paths towards global prosperity, human well-being and a healthy planet; (c) have increased your vocabulary, and (d) have expanded your worldview.
Further details are HERE.
04.08 Class Orientation / Choice Explanations (attendance pw: alfalfa)
04.15 Selection FInalized and Introductions (lettuce)
05.06 Please spend the day researching SDGS. Depending on the COVID19 situation, course content may be modified. We should know the situation in about a week. Please check back on this site again soon. (kohlrabi)
05.27 ONLINE Responsible Consumption  LOOK HERE (daikon)
06.03 ONLINE → HERE (beetroot)
06.10 ONLINE Work on Midterm Task (chard)
06.17 ONLINE Continuation (quinoa)
06.24 Face-to-Face / To Be Announced. (leek)
07.01 Face-to-Face / To Be Announced. (shallot)
07.08 Face-to-Face / To Be Announced. (fennel)
07.15 Final Wrap-up + Final Reports Due (trefoil)
Grades will be decided based on Attendance/Weekly feedback forms (20%), Presentation (40%), and Final Report (40%). Teamwork will be necessary. You must stand in front of the class and give a presentation in English.