09820FL102806, Advanced English, Spring 2010

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University

 

Syllabus

 

General information

Instructor: T.-H. Jonah Lin

Time & location: Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 am, HSS C522

Tel: (03) 571-5131, ext. 34402

E-mail: jonahlin@mx.nthu.edu.tw

 

Teaching material 

Articles from Time and The Economist, listed below.

 

Evaluation

1. Class attendance and participation: 40%.

2. Midterm and final examinations: 60%.

 

List of articles to be studied

1.      Facing Up to China (The Economist, 2/4/2010)

2.      The Lessons of Dubai (Time, 2/22/2010)

3.      Flowers for a Funeral (The Economist, 1/14/2010)

4.      The book of Jobs (The Economist, 1/28/2010)

5.      The bot that plays balls (Nature 460, 8/27/2009)

6.      Survival of the clearest (Nature 404, 3/30/2000)

7.      Romance Is an Illusion (Time, 1/17/2008)

8.      Saving dying languages (Scientific American, 8/2002)

9.      Tuition Hikes: Protests in California and Elsewhere (Time, 11/21/2009)

10.   Writing a paper? Try these 7 research tips (US News and World Report 2/10/2010)

11.   8 More Research Tips for College Students (US News and World Report 2/17/2010)