基本素養 Basic Literacy

厚植人文素養及西洋文學文化涵養
To cultivate the spirit of humanity and the knowledge of western literature and culture
獨立思考、思辨、反省與推己及人
To improve their capabilities for independent thinking, teamwork, and critical analysis and develop their civil concern and spirit of service
發揮專業、擴展國際視野、跨界學習
To broaden their global vision and accept diverse cultures and interdisciplinary learning.

核心能力 Competence

人文素養與社會關懷能力
To develop global vision and critical thinking skills
熟稔各種理論基礎、收集分析文獻資料的能力
Familiar with necessary theories and the ability to collect and analysis information
完成學術論文及批判性書寫的能力
Capability of writing thesis and critical thinking
深入閱讀並解析外國文學、語言、文化等作品與論文的能力
The ability to analyze the works and thesis concerning foreign litirature, language and culture.
國際視野、跨領域研究及適應能力
Global vision, multidisciplinary research and the ability to make adaption
獨立思考、團隊合作、創意研究及分析、解決問題的能力
Ability to think independently and critically and to raise questions and solve problems.

課程概述 Course Description

本課程精選英文散文為教材,加強學生的理解與批判思考的能力為目標,同時拓展其字彙運用並增強其閱讀能力。
This course is designed to enhance students' comprehension and critical thinking abilities, while expanding their vocabulary and increasing their reading speed. The course format will include lectures, class discussion, and oral presentations on the required reading of the weeks. Besides regular class attendance and participation, students are required to make at least oral presentation (one before the midterm exam and one after it). There will also be pop-up quizzes to test students’ mastery of advanced-level vocabulary

課程學習目標 Course Objectives

  • To explore major Western literary trends in imagining alternative societies
  • To analyze how narrative is used in imagining alternative societies
  • To improve the understanding and use of English for exposition & analysis
  • 課程進度 Progress Description

    進度說明 Progress Description
    1Introduction
    2William Morris News from Nowhere
    3William Morris News from Nowhere
    4H.G. Wells The Time Machine
    5H.G. Wells The Time Machine
    6Alexander Bogdanov Red Star
    7Alexander Bogdanov Red Star. Paper #1 due Mar. 29.
    8Yevgeny Zamyatin We Hope and Dread: United States
    9Yevgeny Zamyatin We Hope and Dread: United States Midterms due Apr. 19.
    10Ursula Le Guin “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” & Octavia Butler “The Book of Martha”
    11Joanna Russ The Female Man
    12Joanna Russ The Female Man
    13Philip K. Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? . Paper #2 due May 17.
    14Philip K. Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968)
    15Octavia Butler The Parable of the Sower.
    16Octavia Butler The Parable of the Sower (1993). Final exams due in Exam Week.
     以上每週進度教師可依上課情況做適度調整。The schedule may be subject to change.

    課程是否與永續發展目標相關調查
    Survey of the conntent relevant to SDGs

    本課程與SDGs相關項目如下:
    This course is relevant to these items of SDGs as following:
    • 教育品質 (Quality Education)

    有關課程其他調查 Other Surveys of Courses

    1.本課程是否規劃業界教師參與教學或演講?
    Is there any industry specialist invited in this course? How many times?
    2.本課程是否規劃含校外實習(並非參訪)?
    Are there any internships involved in the course? How many hours?
    3.本課程是否可歸認為學術倫理課程? 否
    Is this course recognized as an academic ethics course? In the course how many hours are regarding academic ethics topics? No
    4.本課程是否屬進入社區實踐課程?
    Is this course recognized as a Community engagement and Service learning course? Which community will be engaged?