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  Advanced Journalism English
 
發文單位:English Elite Program      張貼日期:2012-12-05  

Course

Advanced Journalism English

科目代碼:

■大學部課程 □研究所課程

講授-實習-學分:2-0-2

Objective

1.      The course is designed for students who have passed Intermediate Journalism English. 2.      To explore the characteristics and conventions of journalistic writing. 3.      To practice strategies for analyzing the content and viewpoint of an article and relevant issues. 4.      To train learners to become more confident and critical audience of news-related resources. 5.      To enhance learners’ cross-cultural awareness and global vision. 6.      To equip learners with up-to-the-minute profession-specific terms, specialized idioms, and work ethics in their respective fields. 7.      To prepare aspiring learners for future graduate study in their respective major fields.

8.      To sharpen learners’ sense of logic and argumentation skills in dealing with controversial issues.

Course outline and content

1.      Advanced Journalism English is to make good use of world-renown news-related resources such as CNN, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Economist, Newsweek, or Time magazine. 2.       In the first seven weeks of class, the instructor shares seven high-interest articles/video clips on a wide variety of themes with students. Each article exemplifies a particular newspaper section: news and features; opinion; business; education; arts and leisure; technology, science, and health. 3.      Starting in the eighth week, students present up-to-date articles on the state-of-the-art development/discovery in their major fields and on relevant controversial issues.

4.      Practice interpreting headlines, paraphrasing passages, and summarizing articles.

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 Advanced Journalism English Course Description
 Course Outline 1.      Advanced Journalism English is to make good use of world-renown news-related resources such as CNN, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Economist, Newsweek, or Time magazine. 2.      In the first seven weeks of class, the instructor shares seven high-interest articles/video clips on a wide variety of themes with students. Each article exemplifies a particular newspaper section: news and features; opinion; business; education; arts and leisure; technology, science, and health. 3.      Starting in the eighth week, students present up-to-date articles on the state-of-the-art development/discovery in their major fields and on relevant controversial issues.

4.      Practice interpreting headlines, paraphrasing passages, and summarizing articles.

Objectives 1.      The course is designed for students who have passed Intermediate Journalism English. 2.      To explore the characteristics and conventions of journalistic writing. 3.      To practice strategies for analyzing the content and viewpoint of an article and relevant issues. 4.      To train learners to be more confident and critical audience of news-related resources. 5.      To enhance learners’ cross-cultural awareness and global vision.6.      To equip learners with up-to-the-minute profession-specific terms, specialized idioms, and work ethics in their respective fields. 7.      To prepare aspiring learners for future graduate study in their respective major fields. 8.  To sharpen learners’ sense of logic and argumentation skills in dealing with controversial issues.
Vocabulary Requirement 6500 English function and content words published by the College Entrance Examination Center
 Course Criteria Credit(s) 2 credit hours
Evaluation

1. Midterm and final examinations                          30% 
2. Power-point presentation                                  20% 
3. Writing assignments                                         30%          4.Attendance and participation                              20%

Learning Content 1.      Advanced Journalism English is to make good use of world-renown news-related resources such as CNN, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Economist, Newsweek, or Time magazine. 2.       In the first seven weeks of class, the instructor shares seven high-interest articles/video clips on a wide variety of themes with students. Each article exemplifies a particular newspaper section: news and features; opinion; business; education; arts and leisure; technology, science, and health. 3.      Starting in the eighth week, students present up-to-date articles on the state-of-the-art development/discovery in their major fields and on relevant controversial issues.4.      Practice interpreting headlines, paraphrasing passages, and summarizing articles.

5.      Debate the pros and cons of an issue.

Communication Skill  Listening  Speaking  Reading  Writing
Description I can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in television and radio news programming.  Spoken Interaction I can discuss current events with competence and confidence in English. I can understand newspaper and periodical texts which use specialized idioms and vocabulary. I can write effective analysis of news items found in newspapers, periodicals and other media such as television and radio. 
Material(s) Up-to-the-minute articles and news items from a variety of news sources: CNN, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, theWashington Post, the EconomistNewsweek, or Time magazine 
Jobs that the students who have completed the course can apply for Students who aspire to become opinion leaders or policy makers in their sought-after career in various industries or government agencies. 
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