Communication for Environmental Management and Technology II

Spring 2018 (2 credits)


LANG2083
Co-ordinator: Dr. Leonard West
Dr. Leonard West

Course Description

This course further develops students’ competence in academic and discipline-related English and builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in LANG 2082. The course adopts a case study approach, in which environmental issues are analyzed so as to identify real-world problems faced by professionals and organizations, and posit solutions. Students read texts on a variety of topics including climate change, energy, biodiversity and pollution. Students will apply their knowledge in a range of communicative tasks, including weekly assignments and a final oral presentation. For EVMT students under the four-year degree only.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Knowledge/Content Related:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of environmental issues.
  2. Exemplify professional organizational skills to illustrate and explain ideas.

Academic Skills/Competencies:

  1. Understand the differences in business genres
  2. Develop an greater understanding of audience when giving presentations

Other Learning Outcomes:

  1. Recognize cultural and individual values when assessing environmental solutions.
  2. Illustrate understanding of individual and societal concerns surrounding environmental action.

Materials

No textbook will be required. Rather, students will be directed to the University’s Canvas learning system.