Schedules - Syllabus for GCP

General Description

This class, which is only open to students in the Global Citizenship Program, is designed to help students prepare for fully participating in western-style English-only classes in their academic field.

Goals and Objectives

Objectives are same for both semesters but more is expected in semester two.

This course follows the Curriculum for General Academic Skills

Required Materials

Evaluation/Assessment

Required items

Item % Minimum
(NG points if missing)
OK points if extra? Instructions
Referenced Essays 30% (A 15%, B 15%) No see weekly schedule
Final Presentation 10% 10% No see weekly schedule
Participation 20% =OK-absences-NG+curve Participation IS OK points see do well in class
see get independent learning points
Vocabulary Project (V) 10% (test) 15 words per class (420 total) No see learn vocabulary
Quickwrite Activities (QW) 10% 28 minimum max 5 OK points for 15 extra (total 43) see do a quickwrite
Speed Reading (SR) 10% 1 book (20 readings) minimum max 5 OK points for 20 extra (total 40) see do a speed reading
Research Report (RR Powerpoint) 10% 3 turns per term No see do a speed reading

Optional items for Participation points

Grading system

See grading system

Ways to get NG points

Be absent / late NG points only -1 point for absent, -0.5 for late no max. Also, 7 = fail! See do well in class
Forget homework/textbook NG points only -1 per incident no max See do well in class
Not paying attention NG points only -1 per incident no max See do well in class
Missing HW at end of term

Projects Overview

Essay Topic Style
Spring A write an essay about ethical consumption 5 paragraph problem-solution essay
Spring B write an essay about endangered animals 5 paragraph problem-solution essay
Spring C write an essay about voluntourism criteria-analysis poster presentation
Fall A write an essay about refugees and asylum seekers 7 paragraph problem-solution essay
Fall B write a country case study 9 paragraph case study essay
Fall C do a survey research powerpoint presentation

Draft Weekly Schedule