104年第2學期-3772 從現代百老匯看社會 課程資訊

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選課分析

本課程名額為 101人,已有100人選讀,尚餘名額1人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Midterm & Final Exams 25 format will be either oral or written (student option)
Participation 25 attendance, preparation, speaking/listening in class
email and online assignments 20 weekly journal entries, e-mails, and Facebook postings
oral presentations with media 30 Three group presentations using media equipment

授課教師

Douglas Jarvie

教育目標

1. systematically listen to musical lyrics to understand the stories and main ideas; 2. express their opinions and ideas to classmates and native speakers in English; 3. communicate ideas in English for discussion/debate/presentation; and 4. communicate effectively in English in small group discussion in formal and informal situations with both native and non-native speakers of English.

課程概述

This course is designed for all levels of students in Tunghai University. The course will motivate all types of learners, regardless of previous or perceived English level, to improve their oral capabilities. This course will practice seminar and small-group discussion in English, using Broadway/West End musicals to illustrate themes in society. The main process will be listening to or watching musicals (clips or performances) and using small-group and all-class discussion to achieve a greater understanding of society. In this process, students will develop language tools and communication processes in order to share their ideas with others. Students do not need previous knowledge of musicals, but must show a high level of motivation and an interest in discussing social issues. Although there are no specific level requirements, this course is directed at students who express a desire to use English in the future academic or career life. Spring semester especially focuses on contemporary Broadway and West End shows.

課程資訊

參考書目

1. Students will not need to purchase any course materials.
2. Students will need access to computers and English-language Internet resources.
3. Each week, students will search the Internet for specific information (song lyrics/synopses/relevant news articles).