Instructor: Prof. Yukon Chang 張佑康
Phone: 657-7711 ext. 6521
Office Hours: to be announced
Prerequisite: 科技英文(Technical English), or a genuine interest in improving your English and learning how to use the library and the Internet.
Textbook: No textbook, but I will provide notes to help students review basic English grammar. All other material used in the course will come from the ISU Library, Internet, and other sources selected according to individual need. If you are serious about learning English you need a copy of good English-English dictionary. "Electronic dictionaries” can be a handy tool; but make sure you get one with English-English functionality. In addition, your high school English grammar books may be helpful.
1. To improve students’ technical English reading capability
2. To learn how to use the library and Internet to help self-learning
3. To introduce information engineering students to essential sources of information in their field of study
General Information and Grading:
This course is designed to help students to learn skills they will be using for the rest of their professional life, such as technical English and information acquisition. We will start with a brief but useful review of the grammatical structure of English sentences. Next we will try a few e-journals and newsletters to get a taste of the kind of information available on the Internet. Techniques to locate information on Internet with search engines, FAQs, etc., will also be discussed. We will also discuss library collections important to information engineering students and professionals. Discussion of technical English reading skill will be made using these materials throughout the entire course.
Students are required to complete a number of individual assignments and a term paper in this course. All assignments need to appear in the form of web pages on the course server, freefall.csie.isu.edu.tw, for fellow students to read. Accounts and passwords will be handed out later in class. A midterm examination will be given mainly to test students’ English skill. There will be no final exam.
Individual assignments 30%
Term paper 20%
Midterm exam 40%
平時分數(including quizzes) 10%