Course Name: English Extensive Reading (1-2)
Course Code: 1112052úČ1112062
Course Classification: Compulsory
Aims and Objectives: After this course, students should develop the ability to read materials with complexity of Thirty-Nine Steps (Simplified Version) and Readerí»s Digest at the speed of 70-120 words per minute. They are required to understand the gist of the passage and keep track of the main plots and arguments. Through reading extensively, studentsí» cultural vision is thus broadened and they are well prepared to conduct cross-cultural communication. The specific requirements are in accordance with those of first-year English majorsí».
Course Contents: Textbooks, Newspapers and English classics
Textbook(s): Extensive Reading, edited by Huang Yuanshen and Yu Sumei, published by Higher Education Press
Teaching Approach: In-class teaching, exercises, discussion and book report
Hours and Credits: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in all; 4 credits.
Exams: Closed-book written examination