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Course Title
Advanced Course of International Science Communication Methods 
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Instructor (Institution)
TOYODA Kazuhiro ( Faculty of Environmental Earth Science ) 
Other Instructors (Institution)
GREVE, Ralf ( Institute of Low Temperature Science )
RAM AVTAR ( Faculty of Environmental Earth Science )
TOYODA Kazuhiro ( Faculty of Environmental Earth Science )
 
Course Type   Open To Other Faculties / Schools OK
Year 2020  Semester 2nd Semester Course Number 045038 
Type of Class Lecture Number of Credits 2  Year of Eligible Students 12 
Eligible Department / Class   Other Information  
Numbering Code ENV_ESD 6341 
Major Category Code Major Category Title
ENV_ESD  Environmental Science_Environmental Science Development
Level Code Level
6  Specialized Subjects (advanced) in graduate level (Master's Course and Professional Course)
Middle Category Code Middle Category Title
3   
Small Category Code Small Category Title
4   
Language Type
Classes are in English.
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Key Words         
Scientific English, writing, presentation, discussion

Course Objectives         
Science communication is a contentious topic that covers a wide spectrum of issues. This course is designed for graduate students to provide an overview of different kinds of communication methods in an international environment. Writing reports, giving presentations and discussing scientific issues are the focus of this course. Students will enjoy international communication across various scientific disciplines in English.

Course Goals         

Obtaining the basic skills for communicating in an international, scientific environment. Becoming capable of writing a scientific report, giving a presentation and discussing scientific issues in English. It will also develop a sophisticated understanding of the role of communication in science.

Course Schedule         
1. Presenting: Learn essential points on scientific presentations, such as oral presentations at meetings. Prepare a short presentation in group work and deliver the presentation in the class. Communication between Japanese and international students is encouraged through work in mixed groups. (7 classes; Oct.-Nov.)

2. Discussing and debating: Learn fundamental issues related to interactive communication and one-on-one discussion. Learn skills necessary for effective discussion. Impromptu speech and debate may be included. (4 classes; Nov.–Dec.)

3. Writing: Learn the basic structure of scientific reports such as theses, papers and study plans. Consider an effective delivery of important contents, and learn the steps towards good composition. As an exercise, prepare a short report during the course. (4 classes; Jan.)


Homework         
You are supposed to understand English conversation. As for the writing part, Japanese students in Environmental Science are recommended to take also the “Special Lecture on Academic English Writing in Environmental Sciences” in the summer semester, but it is not mandatory.

Grading System         
Participation attitude (50%), report and group discussion of writing exercise of research progress or plan (25%), presentation exercise and group discussion on scientific issues (25%)

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2020/02/22 15:50:53

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