|Semester||Spring Semester, 2020|
|Department||General Education Courses in Foreign Languages|
|Course Name||College English II|
|Instructor||SHERIDAN CHERYL LYNN|
|Prerequisite||College English I|
Class time will be devoted to activities that allow you to practice and interact in English. To successfully complete the course, you must prepare the assigned homework before class and, while in class, actively participate in class discussions and pair/group work. All materials, including the written text, handouts, and any information spoken in class or written on the board will potentially be included on quizzes. Take notes. Keep all of the work you do during the course until after the final grades have been announced.
Final grades will be determined by the following:
Your participation grade will be based on your attendance, meeting deadlines and following assignment submission instructions, and the contribution you make to the learning experience of others. Contribution includes in-class questions to the instructor, insights and comments regarding class content, answers to the instructor’s questions, and reactions to other students’ contributions.
Periodically throughout the semester, writing/listening exercises and pop quizzes may be given in class. These exercises and quizzes can NOT be made up.
In addition to in-class oral discussion and presentations, students will learn about and practice job interviews. In the job search role play you will video record a job interview with a partner based on a resume of a character you will be provided and a job advertisement you will choose on an online website. In the second part, you will give a 3-5-minute introduction to your character individually. The anecdote will be presented “live” to the class.
In addition to the periodic in-class and take-home writing exercises, there will be two graded paragraph writing assignments. In each assignment, you will respond to the writing prompts regarding an issue presented in the textbook or cross-cultural communication. Your work should show you have completed and thought seriously and critically about the topic. You are also encouraged to research the topic and cite your sources. A writing template and an assessment rubric for each assignment are available on the class Moodle.
An assessment rubric for the speaking test is available on the class website. No make-up exams will be given unless you have received the instructor’s permission at least one week in advance.
|Textbook & Reference|
Title: 21st Century Reading: Creative Thinking and Reading with TED Talks Book 4 (2015)
Authors: Laurie Blass and Jessica Williams
Publisher: National Geographic Learning / CENGAGE Learning
|Urls about Course|
|Course Moodle Cross-Cultural Communication MOOC|