ENG123: Principles of Content Acquisition and
Utilization Section 2
Semester 3, 2012
Course Title Principles of Content Acquisition and Utilization (Section 2) Course Code ENG123
Credits / Hours 3/3
Semester & Year Fall 2012
Pre-requisites English Center Recommendation
Co-requisites Acceptance to SolBridge
Department SolBridge General Education Department Course Coordinator English Language Training Director
Class Type Days Time Room Lecture Mon/Wed 16:00-17:20 905 Instructor Details
Instructor Barry King thRoom 5 Floor Administration Office, SolBridge Consultation Hours 1. Mondays 10:30-11:30
2. Other times: By appointment or Open Door
; Can Send Email for appointment
; Open Door: If I am free, welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructor Webpage Pending
Approximate % of Course Approximate % of Assessment
Content Mission Based Goals
Global Perspective 25% 20% Asian Expertise 15% 20% Creative Management Mind 5% 5% Cross Cultural Communications 30% 35% Social Responsibility 25% 20% Total 100% 100%
SolBridge Mission & Course Objectives
The goal of this course is to prepare students for the necessary English skills that you will experience in the business world and in other business classes at SolBridge. SolBridge has the mission of educating the next generation of Asian Thought Leaders. That mission begins with proficiency in English.
The course offers instruction in and practice of Business English. Class and Study Group activities will be used to prepare you for competence in courses taught in English, as well as the Business world. Graduation credit is available for this course as a General Education Elective. Ethics and Strategy
The course will be implemented as a combination of lectures, discussions, in-class writing, assigned writing, as well as individual and group assignments. Attendance and full participation in the Business Study Group is required to be considered for completion of the course.
The course will be conducted using a variety of textbook exercises, in-class handouts and multimedia tools designed to challenge students and provide practical skill development through guided discovery and practice.
Course Materials and Readings
Title: Interactions 1 Reading
Edition: 1st edition
Author(s): Elaine Kirn, Pamela Hartmann
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Additional material will be given by me, and you are expected to be prepared for class with this material before its assigned usage date. This may include links to articles, websites, or audio and video clips. Material assigned in class will generally be required for the next class. You will need to review the material and be prepared to comment on and/or use the content during class work.
There are 5 components to assessment in this class.
1. Attendance 10%
2. Participation 20%
3. Assignments 20%
4. Mid-Term Exam 20%
5. Final Exam 30%
Attendance is required. You are expected to come to Class and Study Groups on time. Repeated lateness or absence without appropriate excuse will be treated as withdrawal from the course.
Attendance and effective interaction with classmates during each and every Class and Study Group is required. You are expected to come to class fully prepared for the lesson, to work sincerely to improve your communication skills, and to participate with others fully in order to help the class improve as a team.
Please submit each assignment to me on or before the due date at the start of class:
(a) Include your name, the assignment title, and the date on every page
Assignments will be evaluated according to each of the following criteria:
(a) Fulfillment of the assignment’s objectives
(b) Application of relevant skills
(c) Originality and creativity
(d) Neat presentation
(e) Correct and good language
Midterm Examination (20%)
The midterm examination will be held during one class period. The examination will be for 90 minutes and will cover class material from the first six weeks. I will announce the format of the examination in class at a later date. The midterm examination carries a weight of 20%.
Final Examination (30%)
The final examination will cover class material from the entire semester. I will announce the format of the examination in class at a later date. The final examination carries a weight of 30%.
This is a tentative outline. There will be adjustments as we move along. In each class, I will announce
the required material for the next class.
Week Chapter/ Topics Notes
Week 1: Aug 27-31 Course Overview, Personal Introductions, and Assessment
Unit One - Academic Life Around the World
Week 2: Sep 3-7 Unit One – Academic Life Around the World
Unit Two – Experiencing Nature
Week 3: Sep 10-14 . Unit Two – Experiencing Nature
Unit Three – Living to Eat, or Eating to Live
Week 4: Sep 17-21 Unit Three – Living to Eat, or Eating to Live Assignment 1 due
Unit Four – In the Community Wednesday
Week 5: Sep 24-28 Unit Four – In the Community
Unit Five - Home
Week 6: Oct 1-5 Unit Five - Home – Presentation of Group Assignment Assignment 2 – in class
Week 7: Oct 8-12 Review - Midterm Exam
Week 8: Oct 15-19 Unit Six – Cultures of the World
Week 9: Oct 22-26 Unit Seven - Health
Week 10: Oct 29-Nov 2 Unit Eight – Entertainment and the Media – Other Material Assignment 3 due
Week 11: Nov 5-9 Unit Eight – Entertainment and the Media - Other Material
Week 12: Nov 12-16 Unit Nine – Social Life
Week 13: Nov 19-23 Unit Ten – Sports – Other Material Assignment 4 Due
Week 14: Nov 26-30 Unit Ten – Sports – Other Material
Week 15: Dec 3-7 Review – Final Exam
Plagiarism, Copying and Academic Dishonesty
I. Plagiarism is the unauthorized use of another’s work or ideas and the representation of these as
Definition of Plagiarism: “The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own”. (OED)
This includes among others but not limited to:
(a) Copying another individual’s or group’s ideas and work, copying materials from the Internet
and other published sources and producing such materials verbatim.
(b) Using others’ ideas and work without proper citation of the original proponent or author of
the idea. Students are expected to produce original work of their own for assignments and
examinations. A comprehensive definition and explanation of plagiarism will be given during
the first class period, and students are expected to take serious note of this explanation.
These rules apply to Internet sources also. You are strongly advised to access the following website and learn how to avoid plagiarism. It is the student’s responsibility to learn this on his/ her own.
SolBridge considers plagiarism as a serious breach of professional ethics. Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any form at SolBridge. Penalties can be as severe as expulsion from the university. To avoid plagiarism it always best to do your own work or cite the work of others as appropriate. Refer to your student handbook for a more detailed description of plagiarism and the associated penalties. In this class, the rules are:
1. The first instance of plagiarism will result in a “zero” for the assignment in question.
2. The second instance of plagiarism will result in a fail grade for the entire course.
3. The third cumulative instance of plagiarism, academic dishonesty and violation of school
disciplinary rules in this and other classes will result in serious disciplinary action which could
include expulsion from SolBridge.
4. I must report each instance of plagiarism, academic dishonesty and violation of school
disciplinary rules to the disciplinary officer.
II. Copying Textbooks. copyrighted materials and academic dishonesty
A. Copying Textbooks and other copyrighted materials without permission of publisher or
author is tantamount to theft. Therefore, students are expected to purchase the prescribed
books and other materials from the bookstore.
; Students using copied versions of books without permission will be asked to leave
; In addition, such students will get “zero” participation points and any other penalties
as levied by the instructor.
B. Academic Dishonesty includes but is not limited to: (a) plagiarism, (b) cheating during
examinations, (c) obtaining/ providing information for reports, assignments and
examinations by fraudulent means, (d) falsification of information or data, and (e) false
representation of others’ effort as one’s own.
Some examples of academic dishonesty are: copying from other students during examinations;
copying material from other students’ reports/ assignments and submitting the same as one’s
own report; creating fictitious interview materials for assignments or reports. These are just a
few examples and are not exhaustive.
The rules on plagiarism, copying, and academic dishonesty are non-negotiable.
August 27-31, 2012 First week of Class
October 8-19, 2012 Midterm Examination period
December 3-7, 2012 Final Examination
*Essays submitted via Blackboard should be double-spaced and use size 12 Times New Roman font.