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Syllabus of the course: English II

In this web page we provide the syllabus of the course English II, offered by the Department of Physics.
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InstructorM. Sisamakis
ProgramTuesday 09:00-11:00, Room 3
Thursday 15:00-17:00, Room 3
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Goal of the courseTeaching of language, study and communication skills in written and spoken form with emphasis on teamwork, participation, peer group teaching and confidence building. The language, study and presentation skills acquired in English II form the foundation for the cources “Φ-151” and “Φ-152”. The course requires the beginnings of project writing and presentation skills to be covered. The first Project Assignment – term paper - given in this course is subject specific and requires a mandatory short presentation in front of fellow students. Teamwork is recommended.
SyllabusReading and analyzing authentic texts. Text organization. Extension of reading and writing skills: skimming, scanning, summarizing. Identification of reputable scientific sources. Hands-on Snowball Search, Preliminary Article bibliography, Bibliography APA style (magazine articles only). Project format/outlay. Basic presentation skills to be covered. Grammar: Extension of grammatical aspects taught in English I (Φ-011).
In addition the students need to prepare a report on topic of modern phyiscs Student’s choice. The choice of topic and choice of article is based on the student’s ability. Students are given a list of reputable popular scientific magazines from which to choose their main article for this semester.
BibliographyC St J Yates (1988). Earth Sciences. English for Academic Purposes Series, Cassell, London.
Vardava, A. (2009). Lecture Notes, Department of Physics, UOC.

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