授業科目名 : 技術英語

科目コード 90540
配当学年 3年
開講年度・開講期 平成30年度・前期
曜時限 月曜・3時限
講義室 総合研究7号館情報2
単位数 2
履修者制限
授業形態 講義/演習
使用言語 英語・日本語
担当教員    所属・職名・氏名 情報学研究科・准教授・高木一義,情報学研究科・准教授・馬強,非常勤講師・Avis,David Michael

授業の概要・目的

How is it that scientists from all over the world can all share and contribute to the world's most advanced scientific discoveries, despite coming from very different linguistic backgrounds? The key to that success is the reliance on a common language: scientific english. Scientific english is a streamlined version of english, designed to convey complex ideas as clearly as possible. In this class, three lecturers introduce English technical writing, presentation and reading :

1. English technical writing
Writing a scientific paper or a patent proposal in english requires a different skill set than writing other types of documents in english (letter, announcement, speech etc..). We will survey in this section of this course the following relevant topics:
- Basic rules of scientific paper writing and avoidable mistakes;
- Differences between scientific english and scientific japanese;
- Typography, proofreading, figures: tools to maximize quality and impact;
- Research interactions in an international publishing environment:
reviewing, rebuttals & letters to editors.

2. Technical presentation
In the presentation classes, we will learn the basic presentation skills by
- watching videos of example good/poor presentations;
- learning the typical organizations of technical presentations;
- making and presenting slides for the particular topic.

3. Reading technical papers in English
Reading technical papers requires a skill to understand logical and mathematical expressions, besides basic reading comprehension. The key is to grasp the context in English without word-for-word translation. In the classes, we pick up materials from techincal papers or textbooks and read them together.

成績評価の方法・観点及び達成度

Your grade is determined by your performance of class attendance and the scores of exercises and reports. Passing grades in all topics are required.

到達目標

You will acquire basic knowledge and skill for reading, writing and presenting technical materials in English.

授業計画と内容

項目 回数 内容説明
English writing 5 Learn English technical writings.
English reading 5 Learn reading English technical documents.
Technical presentation 5 Learn basic / technical presentation skills in English.

教科書

We will deliver supplemental materials in classes.

参考書等

"SPEAKING of SPEECH (New Edition)", David Harrington and Charles LeBeau, MACMILLAN.

履修要件

授業外学習(予習・復習)等

授業URL

その他(オフィスアワー等)

You are expected to attend class regularly.