Readings in Humanities and Social Sciences (All Faculties, English)-E1

Numbering Code U-LAS03 10001 SB48 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year 2nd year students or above Target Student For all majors
Language Japanese Day/Period Thu.5
Instructor name MORI SHINSUKE (Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Since the invention of computer, languages have also been its target. In this lecture we read a paper on the entropy of English. In addition we learn the vocabulary and usage of articles to prepare writing papers in the near future.
Course Goals Students will have an experience to read an academic paper and know its structure. And they will be conscious of their problems to write ones.
Schedule and Contents We read "Prediction and Entropy of Printed English" [Shannon 51] or "An Estimate of an Upper Bound for the Entropy of English" [Brown et al. 92] and sometimes solve fill-in-the-blank questions for selections of articles, prepositions, etc.
Evaluation Methods and Policy If online {
activity in class (40%) and reports (60%)
} else {
activity in class (20%), small tests (50%), and reports (30%)
Course Requirements o Programming skill to count word frequencies (for reports)
o The notions of probability and logarithm at the high school level
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Read the next part (explained in the 1st lecture).
Textbooks Textbooks/References A link to the PDF file will be notified.
[Shannon 51] TBD
[Brown et al. 92]