Scientific English

Numbering Code U-ENG27 37315 LE61
U-ENG27 37315 LE48
Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Mon.3
Instructor name MATSUSAKA SHUJI (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
John Pryce (Part-time Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course aims to give students an opportunity to use and expand on their current English skills in a Scientific context, specifically within the field of Chemical Engineering. In addition, since all instruction is in English, the course focuses on creating an environment where students can develop their overall skills in International Communication in both oral and written formats. 
Course Goals The goals of this course are: 1. To enable students to become conversant in English within various aspects of Chemical Engineering. 2. To improve and expand student's specialized vocabulary and pronunciation skills. 3. To give students confidence in oral and written communication skills regarding technical data, unit operations, process design and technical descriptions in English. 4. To develop student's overall ability in speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as, critical thinking skills with regards to Chemical Engineering topics. 5. To develop and contribute to the student's confidence and knowledge to be able to attend international conferences, conduct presentations and publish papers in English.
Schedule and Contents Unit 1-15,times,The course is divided into 15 classes over 15 weeks and the topics have been selected and sequenced to take the students through key aspects of Chemical Engineering beginning with elementary specialized vocabulary and pronunciation, culminating in technical trouble shooting and presentation of a solution.

Week :  Theme
1  :  Unit 1 Nanotechnology
2  :  Unit 1 Nanotechnology
3  :  Unit 2 Materials Chemistry
4  :  Unit 2 Materials Chemistry
5  :  Video Opinion Assessment Preparation
6  :  Unit 3 Catastrophes in Chemical Engineering / Video Opinion Assignment 1
7  :  Unit 3 Catastrophes in Chemical Engineering
8  :  Unit 4 Virology
9  :  Unit 4 Virology
10 :  Presentation Assignment Preparation
11 :  Unit 5 Genetics / Video Opinion Assignment 2
12 :  Unit 5 Genetics
13 :  Unit 6 Biomimicry
14 :  Unit 6 Biomimicry / Presentation Assignment
15 :  Final Written Exam
Evaluation Methods and Policy Assessment

Week 6 - Video Opinion Assignment 1 (10%)
Week 11 - Video Opinion Assignment 2 (10%)
Week 14 - Presentation Assignment (20%)
Week 15 - Final Written Exam (60%)
Course Requirements Students enrolled in the Chemical Process Engineering Course of the School of Industrial Chemistry.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) All instruction will be in English, so students are advised to work on improving listening skills both before and during the course.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Handouts will be given each lesson.
References, etc. Nothing specified.
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