INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Prep School
PREP School - English Language and Literature
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
PSBA 007 READING Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
0 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Nizama Spahić, Instructor Ana Tankosić Nizama Spahić, Instructor
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Reading skill II aims to further enhance students\\' academic skills, by integrating critical thinking strategies such as drawing logical conclusions, making predictions, summarizing main aides, synthesizing information from different texts, identifying contrasting arguments in a text, and making inferences. In the continuation of this course, students will further enrich their vocabulary, improve their reading speed, and develop the ability to effectively discuss and comprehend more complex exercises. Students will be able to read complex text in English as independent and effective readers.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course aims to develop upper-intermediate reading skills of students. Students will learn how to interpret a photograph, cartoon, and life experiences, recognize how details support main ideas and how to use examples to support answers. Moreover, they will work on inferring word meaning from context. Students will also learn how to categorize information, analyse the development of an argument and how to find correlations between two texts. Other than texts, students will become better in interpreting a poem and to relate the text to personal life experiences. In addition to these, students will work on the improvement of their vocabulary.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Unit 1 Untruth and Consequences
  3. Unit 2 Dreams Never Die
  4. Unit 3 Dying for Their Beliefs
  5. Unit 4 Animal Intelligence: Instinct or Intellect
  6. Unit 5 Longevity: Too Much of a Good Thing?
  7. Review
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Unit 6 Give and Learn
  10. Unit 7 Homing in on Education
  11. Unit 8 Eat to Live or Live to Eat
  12. Unit 9 The Grass is always Greener...
  13. Unit 10 Take It or Leave It
  14. Unit 10 Take It or Leave It
  15. Review

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Unit 1 Untruth and Consequences
  3. Unit 2 Dreams Never Die
  4. Unit 3 Dying for Their Beliefs
  5. Unit 4 Animal Intelligence: Instinct or Intellect

  1. Unit 5 Longevity: Too Much of a Good Thing?
  2. Review
  3. Midterm exam
  4. Unit 6 Give and Learn
  5. Unit 7 Homing in on Education
  6. Unit 8 Eat to Live or Live to Eat
  7. Unit 9 The Grass is always Greener...
  8. Unit 10 Take It or Leave It
  9. Unit 10 Take It or Leave It
  10. Review

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Excersises
  • Discussions and group work
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Quiz450
Homework24
Midterm Exam(s)120
Attendance6
Final Exam120
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Identify the main idea and the way details support it
  • Learn how to categorize information and analyze the development of an argument
  • Learn how to summarize the text
  • Form and express opinions based on a text
  • Find and use synonyms
  • Learn suffixes
  • Learn how to use context cues to find meaning
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • English. A. K.; English L. M. (2009). NorthStar: Reading and Writing Level 4, Third Edition. NY: Pearson Longman.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
Final Examination(1 week) 0
Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
Preparation for Final Examination 0
Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 0
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0