09802 人文社會學群 通識教育中心

國際時事與英語溝通

嚴震生 教授

通識教育中心
國立清華大學通識教育中心    教授
美國普渡大學政治學系     博士
 
【經歷】 Division of American and European Studies,

Institute of International Relations, 
National Chengchi University Research Fellow, 
Institute of International Relations, 
National Chengchi University Ph.D,
Political Science, the Purdue University.
【網站】 http://cge.gec.nthu.edu.tw/faculty-2.html
【授課】 美國政治、國際時事與英語溝通、第三世界政治、國際組織
【專長】 比較政治、國際關係、美國政治、非洲政治

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課程說明
        Course Description

本課程的目標是 
(一) 幫助學生熟悉國際時事,並擴大視野 

help students to become familiar with international affairs, and expand the horizons
(二) 透過對國際時事的討論,協助學生發展分析能力; 

through the discussion of international affairs, to help students develop the analytical ability;
(三) 協助學生將其所學應用於日常生活的英語溝通中。 

assist students in their learning in everyday life to communicate in English.
 
 
  
指定用書
        Textbooks
閱讀資料將取材於報章雜誌、學術期刊、及網際網路的報導。 

Readings will be drawn from newspapers and magazines, academic journals, 

and Internet reports.
 
 


參考閱讀資料
        Important Sources  

        每位修課同學必須參與課堂主題資料的閱讀及討論,授課老師將會協助同學的發音及用字,並解釋與分析閱讀資料。學生可隨時提出問題,參與討論,但也會被要求回答問題,因此本課程的學習過程將會是一個互動模式。課程的參與極為重要,將會佔總成績相當重的比例。為了讓同學對自己的報告及期末成績的評分有更充份的瞭解,授課教師將利用期末的兩個星期與各學生討論其整體表現,讓學生能夠從質化評量中,提昇並改進學習成效。

        Everyone needs to participate in class discussion of reading which relates to the topic. And professor will help students to correct their pronunciation of words, and analysis plain the reading materials. Students can ask questions and participate in discussions at any time while they might be asked to answer questions. Seemingly, interaction will be the main mode in this course. Also, the participation is extremely important, and it will be a large proportion in the grade.

        In order to let student to be familiar with the way of deciding final grade score, the professor will do some discussions two weeks before the end the semester. In this way, students will be able to know their learning results through qualitative examine. And then, they will be able to find way to improve learning results. 

        1. The Economist
        2. The New York Times
        3. The Washington Post
        4. Christian Science Monitor
        5. BBC News

  

 

教學進度
         Syllabus 
        在一學期的課程中,學生需要閱讀大約六到八個主題的相關資料。除了參與課程內的討論外,每位學生也需要寫三到四篇長度約為兩頁的報告,將其對討論主題的感想予以陳述。平均兩到三週將討論一個主題,由於國際時事瞬息變化,為了要顧及時效性,有必要就發展之時取材,因此要討論的主題無法預先設定,可能的主題包括但不限於以下諸項: 
        In the course in this semester, students need to read some materials which is related to six to eight topics. In addition to participation in the discussion in the class, each student also needs to write three or four reports with two page length. And there will be a discussion every two or three weeks. In order to take the timeliness of rapidly changing of international events into account, it is necessary to follow the development of subjects. And the subjects to be discussed cannot be pre-set. The followings are the possible topics: 
Week 1 The politics of repression in China
  What are they afraid of ?
 

The economy is booming and politics stable. Yet China’s leaders seem edgy.

Week 2 
 Niger Capital Is Calm After Coup 
 

Niger : When is a Coup not a Coup? The AU’s Dilemma

Week 3
Niger : When is a Coup not a Coup? The AU’s Dilemma 
  Niger : A coup for democracy?
Week 4 Armenian Genocide of 1915: An Overview
Week 5
Congress, Genocide and a Turkish Rift 
  Past imperfect, present tense-Congress reconsiders America’s official position on the 
  Armenian genocide
Week 6 
Next Nobel Peace Prize: Turkey and Armenia?
  Moscow Attack a Test for Putin and His Record Against Terror
Week 7  Dagestan suicide bombings have Russia looking to Putin
Week 8 Dagestan suicide bombings have Russia looking to Putin
  Moscow Attack a Test for Putin and His Record Against Terror
Week 9  The Kremlin’s post-Chechnya challenge
Week10 Using Taiwan Test Scores to Apply to Mainland Universities
 Week11  Taiwan should open its doors to Chinese students, university presidents say
  Taiwan MPs scuffle over Chinese student enrolment
 Week12  The options for a hung parliament 
  who runs Britain?
 Week13  Who runs Britain? 
  British election: What it means for the UK and the US
 Week14  A polity imploding
 Week 15 Review Questions 
  A polity imploding

 

Keyword

關鍵字

  • 國際時事討論發展分析the Development of Analysis of International Affairs
  • 兩岸關係cross-straits relations
  • 能源問題energy issues
  • 民主與人權democracy and human rights
  • 轉型正義transitional justice
  • 災難經濟disaster economics

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