|College English III – Journalistic English is designed to enhance students’ reading ability and comprehensibility in grasping news and information through the news media. Students will be presented with current international affairs cross-cultural issues and even timely talk-of-the-town and they are expected to improve their reading and listening skills as well as communicative skills in cooperative learning groups in class.|
|Students will learn about the different sections in the newspaper and magazine expressions often used in news stories and the structure of journalistic writing. They will also be required to do extra reading and bring in materials for class discussion from Time Newsweek U.S. News & World Report The New York Times U.S.A. Today The China Post The Taiwan News Taipei Times etc.|
|2/24 Introduction to the Print Media |
3/2 Newspapers in America Ch. 1
3/9 Looking at the Front Page Ch. 2
3/16 Understanding Headlines Ch. 3
3/23 Analyzing Lead Sentences Ch. 4
3/30 Reading an Article for Information Ch. 5
4/6 No class
4/13 Discussion: International News Ch. 6
4/20 Midterm Exam
5/11 Discussion: Crimes & Punishment
5/18 Domestic News Ch. 7
5/25 Discussion: National News Ch. 7
6/1 Business News Ch. 8
6/8 Discussion: World of Business Ch. 8
6/15 Final Oral Presentation
6/22 Final Oral Presentation
|1. Classes will be conducted entirely in English.|
2. Students are encouraged to express their own ideas or views on topics covered in class.
3. Students are expected to be able to talk about or report on current affairs of each week.
|1. 改作業及期中、期末考卷─due date兩週內發還|
|1. Students are expected to finish assigned readings BEFORE each class.|
2. Students will be required to do extra reading for discussion purposes.
3. There will not be any make-up tests for midterm and final exams.
4. Late assignments/homework will NOT be accepted.
5. Regular attendance and participation in class activities such as group discussion sessions oral reports or briefings are mandatory.
Exams (Midterm and Final) 70%
Attendance & Assignments 30%
|Textbook & Reference|
|1. The Metropolitan Daily News: Understanding American Newspapers |
by Joan Corliss Bartel
2006 Pearson Education Taiwan, Ltd.
2. Collins Cobuild Key Words in the Media by Bill Mascull 李銘珠 譯
published by HarperCollins Publishers
3. CNN News clips: Hot Topics, World Pass
4. Other supplementary materials (to be assigned)
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