Film in the Twentieth Century is a disciplinary course for SUSTech students who aim to learn the art of film from a historical, theoretical, and analytical perspective. The course will offer: an overview of the development of film art and technology in the West; a review of the work of major filmmakers to date; an interpretation of, and commentary on, the most relevant movies of all times; an explanation of how a movie is conceived, structured, narrated, and delivered to us; a comparison of film with other arts and languages. Students will engage in an academic discussion about the importance and the influence of film across societies and cultures. At the end of this course, students will become fluently conversant about major film traditions and productions worldwide. Additionally, they will be aware of the relationship between art, industry, and consumerism and understand the myth-making process of celebrities and its relationship to society. Prerequisites: English for Academic Purposes III or EAP or English for Academic Purposes.
This course aims to demystify the writing process of scientific writing and introduce the fundamentals of effective scientific writing. The course will be presented in three parts: part (1) teaches students the fundamentals of scientific writing, part (2) teaches students how to write different parts of a scientific manuscript, and part (3) teaches students how to improve scientific manuscripts. Instructions will focus on the process of writing. In this course, participants will also learn how to analyze and summarize and be taken through the preparation of an actual scientific manuscript. Students taking this course will be asked to complete some short writing and produce a scientific paper. Prerequisites: English for Academic Purposes III or EAP or English for Academic Purposes.
This course will focus on writing as well as speaking interactions in professional settings for students who are close to graduation. The nature of the course will be English for Specific Purposes, or English for Business. The course will emphasize writing and speaking skills, though reading and listening will be integrated naturally. Presentations will also be of high importance. Students will have the opportunity to hone their presentation skills, and will benefit from guest speakers as examples of presentation skills. Guest speakers will also provide valuable experience and insight into global business. Students in the course should have an intermediate to high level of English (B2-C2). All of this will be centered on international professional cultures to prepare students for the global workplace. Prerequisites: English for Academic Purposes III or EAP or English for Academic Purposes.
Applied Grammar is a grammar class for high intermediate English learners that desire to continue their study and application of grammar rules in their academic writing, and in the editing of that writing. The goal for the class is to re-visit higher level grammar rules and constructs for the learners to more accurately identify errors in their own writing, and perfect and enhance their current writing skills of academic literature. While the emphasis is on grammar as it pertains to writing, the class will also include exercises to improve academic reading and comprehension, as well as one project in presenting academic material. Prerequisites: English for Academic Purposes III or EAP or English for Academic Purposes.
Science Through Science Fiction is a course in which students will analyze common themes from science fiction literature and film and explore how those themes serve as a lens to examine actual scientific disciplines. The course will cover issues such as genetic manipulation, color blindness, surrogate pregnancies, species extinction, conformity, equality, hunger and feeding the masses, neuro-manipulation of memories, and more. Students will develop vocabulary in physics, biology, mathematics, and the general sciences through the close analysis of not only a science fiction novel, but journal articles, book excerpts, podcast interviews, and film. Students will apply this newly acquired vocabulary to both speaking and short writing assignments so that successful English language strategies are practiced through the synthesis of science fiction and real science. Prerequisites: English for Academic Purposes III or EAP or English for Academic Purposes.
Lecture, 2 credits, 2 hours per week. Pre-requisites: CLE030 EAP or CLE003 EAP III or GE2000. This course begins with a basic introduction to the global nature of the modern workplace, and then works to build English abilities for students to succeed using English for business. Topics covered include: writing résumés, socializing at work/networking, interviewing, and presentation skills. English reading, writing, listening and speaking and grammar skills will be integrated into the course.