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 –