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Title: English through Movies


1
English through Movies
  • Liu Rui
  • E-mail minors_at_mail.xjtu.edu.cn
  • Tel 82668486
  • ftp 202.200.225.207
  • BBS http//202.200.225.207/bbs/Default.asp

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INTRODUCTION
  • Course description
  • Course aims
  • Organization
  • Contents
  • Assessment
  • Resources
  • Requirements

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Course Description
  • Course Aims
  • Organization
  • Contents
  • Assessment

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Course Aims
  • Listening and speaking
  • e.g. understanding themes important details,
    giving presentation, discussion
  • Understanding culture
  • e.g. US postwar history, geography, historic
    events, figures, current affairs (e.g. AIDS and
    discrimination, womens liberation and family,
    law and justice,etc.
  • Doing research
  • e.g. information locating, problem solving,
    citation, paper writing, etc.
  • Critical thinking

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Critical thinking
  • thinking about how you think
  • the process of asking and answering questions and
    trying to understand the process and reasons why
    you came to the conclusion that you did
  • to develop a thought process to come up with
    answers
  • some skills needed to become better critical
    thinkers
  • Comparing the view points of other people to your
    own way of thinking (your perspective).
  • Finding ways to ask questions that apply to many
    perspectives.
  • Being able to understand why some statements are
    more correct than others while still
    understanding the uncertainty of knowledge.
  • Researching through critical reading and
    evaluation.
  • Understanding problem solving through
    establishing criteria.
  • Being about to present arguments in a
    constructive way.
  • Gary Rybold Debate for English Language
    Learners, 2004

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Organization
  • Pre-watch preparation
  • Key words, presentation
  • While-watch understanding
  • Re-watch after class, language problems, culture
    issue
  • After-watch discussion
  • Group/pair discussion, debate, BBS discussion,
    etc.

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Performance Objectives
  • Get information from a variety of sources.
  • Take readings into consideration.
  • Listen for the gist, draw conclusions based on
    evidence.
  • Infer hidden meanings when listening and
    watching, understand issues behind facts.
  • Take an active and responsible part in
    discussions.
  • Organize your own ideas, illustrate them, and get
    them across.
  • Build on what others have said, critically
    evaluate all positions.

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Contents Semester 1
  • Kramer vs Kramer (NYC, court terms, some
    holidays, womans lib)
  • Back Home (BE vs AE, Arthurian legend, Britain
    in WWII)
  • Dead Poets Society (Romanticism, Walt Whitman,
    lines, poetry, Thoreau Walden, Emerson, the
    50s, Rockn Roll)
  • Apollo 13 (Space exploration, mission to the
    moon, terms of astronomy, superstitions, the
    moon hoax)
  • The Untouchables (the Prohibition, US in 20s-30s,
    Chicago, Al Capone, Eliot Ness)
  • Optional
  • Mr. Hollands Opus (60s-80s in US, the Beatles,
    teaching method)
  • Forest Gump (US history after WWII, KKK, the
    King, George Wallace, Presidents, Vietnam war,
    Hippies, assassination of JFK Robert K,
    southern accent, etc.)

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Semester 2
  • Super Size Me (Research, fast food health,
    medical terms)
  • Malcolm X (Civil Rights Movement, Black
    activism, racism, 60s in U.S.)
  • 12 angry men (Argumentation)
  • The Color Purple (Status of black women, black
    English,black-white relations)
  • JFK (JFK presidency, US in 60s, Cuban missile
    crisis, Bay of Pigs invasion, JFK Day of
    Drums)
  • Optional
  • On Golden Pond (Aging, generation gap)
  • Philadelphia (Equality, discrimination, social
    tolerance, AIDS, city of Philadelphia)
  • And the Band Played on (AIDS, science social
    problems, San Francisco)
  • In the Name of the Father (Ireland)
  • The Joy Luck Club (Culture conflict, change of
    womens status)
  • My Fair Lady (Phonetics, accents, social
    hierarchy)

10
Other possible choices/movies(documentaries) with
related themes
  • Mrs. Doubtfire (divorce, family problems cf.
    Kramer vs. Kramer)
  • I am Sam (child custody, parenthood)
  • First Knight (Arthurian Legend, related to Back
    Home)
  • Hope and Glory (WWII from childrens view cf.
    Back Home, Empire of the Sun)
  • Did We Land on the Moon (moon hoax)
  • John F. Kennedy Years of Lightning, Day of Drums
    (JFK presidency)
  • Rashomon (interpretation of facts/truth)
  • Bram Stokers Dracula (Bram Stoker, Dracula, cf.
    Interview with the Vampire)
  • A Time to Kill (Black and white conflict,
    justice, law)

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Assessment
  • Continuous assessment final assessment (group
    work)
  • Listening speaking
  • Final 40 (written exam 20 group discussion
    20)
  • Term paper(self evaluation) 10
  • Participation Performance (assignments,
    presentation, quizzes) 40
  • Attendance 10

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Note (papers, make-up exams, incompletes,
plagiarism)
  • Papers type-written, single-spaced, margins, no
    fancy folders
  • Make-up exams, paper extensions - verifiable
    medical or family emergencies.
  • missed exams - fail
  • later papers - penalized 1/3 of a letter
    grade
  • No allowances will be made for last minute
    problems with typists, computers, or printers.
  • Citations
  • Form and Style Research Papers, Reports, Theses
    (10th ed) by Slade, C
  • Cheating FAIL !
  • downloading papers
  • purchasing papers/paying someone to write or
    rewrite drafts
  • If you are having problems in the course please
    come and talk to the teacher about it before
    doing something that will put your entire college
    career in jeopardy.

13
Resources
  • Books ( texts)
  • The Internet
  • Useful sites (texts)
  • ftp 202.200.225.207
  • ??VOD (e.g. Friends), etc.
  • Teachers
  • Friends

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Books (/texts)
  • Required texts (/books )
  • Shelley, Mary Frankenstein
  • Thoreau, H. D. Walden
  • Walker, Alice The Color Purple (during winter
    vacation)
  • Haley, Alex The Autobiography of Malcolm X as
    Told to Alex Haley (during winter vacation)
  • Stoker, Bram Dracula (during winter vacation)
  • http//www.pinkmonkey.com/dl/all.asp
  • Other required readings are available on the web
    or will be distributed to you.
  • Text books reference books
  • ?????????(English Through Films)(??)
  • ????????????,?????????1992.4
  • ?????????(English Through Movies)(????),???????
    ???, 2000.8

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Other useful reference books
  • Lucas, Stephen The Art of Public Speaking,
    FLTRP, 2005
  • Coontz, StephanieThe Way We Really Are Coming
    to Terms With America's Changing Families, Basic
    Books, 1998, ISBN 0465090923
  • Frum, David How We Got Here The 70s The
    Decade That Brought You Modern LifeFor Better or
    Worse, Basic Books, 2000, ISBN 0465041965
  • Krutch, J. W.,e.d. Walden and Other Writings by
    Henry David Thoreau, Bantam Books, 1981, ISBN
    0-553-21246-X
  • Lovell, J. Kluger, J. Apollo 13, Pocket Books,
    1995, ISBN 0-671-53464-5
  • Rose, G. The Color Purple (Cliffs Notes), Cliffs
    Notes, Reissue edition (May 15, 1986) ISBN
    0822003082
  • Haley, Alex The Autobiography of Malcolm X as
    Told to Alex Haley, Ballantine Books, 1999,ISBN
    0-345-35068-5
  • Shelley, M. Frankenstein or, the Modern
    Prometheus, Penguin books, 1994, ISBN
    0-14-062030-3
  • Shilts, R. And the Band Played On Politics,
    People, and the AIDS Epidemic, St. Martin's
    Press, 2000, ISBN 0312241356

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The Internet
  • Useful references/sites
  • http//www.movie-page.com/movie_scripts.htm
  • http//www.allmoviescripts.com/
  • http//www.script-o-rama.com/table.shtml (movie
    scripts)
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • http//www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk
  • http//www.pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/notes1.asp
    (US history, US government, literature notes)
  • http//www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html
    (Internet modern history sourcebook)
  • http//www.emporis.com/en/ (pictures info of
    cities buildings)
  • http//eslcafe.com/search/Vocabulary/
  • ?????????? Gale Net(??Gale?????)?Gale
    Databases?Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
  • ??????????OCLC FirstSearch / Netlibrary

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From NetLibrary
  • Mining the Internet Information Gathering
    Research On the Net (eBook) by Clegg,
    Brian.Publication London Sterling, Va. Kogan
    Page, 1999.
  • Relevance in Argumentation (eBook) by Walton,
    Douglas N.Publication Mahwah, N.J. Lawrence
    Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2004.
  • The Reader's Companion to American History
    (eBook) by Foner, Eric. Garraty, John Arthur
  • Student Companion to Ernest Hemingway (eBook)
    Student Companions to Classic Writers,
    1522-7979by Tyler, Lisa.Publication Westport,
    Conn. Praeger, 2001.
  • The Columbia Guide to Standard American English
    (eBook) by Wilson, Kenneth G.Publication New
    York, N.Y. Columbia University Press, 1993.

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  • An Introduction to Literary Studies (eBook) by
    Klarer, Mario.Publication London, New York
    Taylor Francis, 2004.
  • The Chronology of American Literature America's
    Literary Achievements From the Colonial Era to
    Modern Times (eBook) by Burt, Daniel
    S.Publication Boston Houghton-Mifflin Trade and
    Reference, 2004.
  • Literary Theory A Very Short Introduction
    (eBook) Very Short Introductionsby Culler,
    Jonathan D.Publication New York Oxford
    University Press (UK), 1997.
  • The Singularity of Literature (eBook) by
    Attridge, Derek.Publication London, New York
    Taylor Francis, 2004.
  • The Greatest English Classic A Study of the
    King James Version of the Bible and Its Influence
    On Life Literature (eBook) by McAfee, Cleland
    Boyd.Publication Charlottesville, Virginia
    University of Virginia Library,, 1998.
  • A Companion to the Study of History (eBook) by
    Stanford, Michael.Publication Oxford, UK
    Malden, Mass., USA Blackwell Publishers, 1994.
  • Noam Chomsky A Life of Dissent (eBook) by
    Barsky, Robert F.Publication Cambridge, Mass.
    MIT Press, 1998.

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  • ???xju ??xju
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    ??????????????????????????????????????????????????
    ????????????????)
  • ???? http//edu.qikan.com/xjtu

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  • http//www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/usaquiz.htm
    l (US map)
  • http//www.aviewoncities.com/_cityindex.htm
    (cities in US)
  • http//www.ipl.org (The Internet Public Library)
  • http//www.netstate.com/
  • http//www.usflag.org/toc.html
  • http//encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Fifty20
    tallest20buildings20in20the20USA (50 tallest
    building in US, cities,etc.)
  • http//www.webster-dictionary.org (online
    dictionary)

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  • www.hotbot.com
  • www.vlib.org/overview.html
  • www.britannica.com
  • www.northernlight.com
  • www.alltheweb.com
  • www.savvysearch.com
  • www.highway61.com
  • www.dogpile.com
  • www.lycos.com
  • www.magellan.com
  • www.he.net/kamus/useen.htm
  • www.infoseek.com
  • www.webcrawler.com

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Friends
  • Study groups
  • BBS http//202.200.225.207/bbs/Default.asp

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Requirements
  • Attitude
  • Notebook pen

28
Factors that contribute to success
Love Fortune Relation ATTITUDE
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Summary
  • Course description
  • Course aims
  • Organization
  • Contents
  • Assessment
  • Resources
  • Requirements

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Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Pre-watch Qs
  • 1. What does vs mean?
  • Why Kramer vs. Kramer?
  • What do you know about New York City?
  • What comes to your mind speaking of NYC?
  • Does it have any nicknames? What are their
    origins?
  • What are the attractions? What do you know about
    them?
  • How many boroughs is it consisted of? What are
    they?

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Do you know anything about the following? What
comes to your mind speaking of them?
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  • Central Park
  • UN building
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Times Square
  • The Rockefeller Center

33
Assignment
  • Read the scripts of the movie
  • Make a list of words, phrases and sentences
    related to law
  • Take notes of the difficult points
  • http//www.scu.edu.tw/language/3self-access/dl_mo
    vie/MVH_Kramer20vs_20Kramer.pdf (for language
    points)
  • Find as much information as you can about NYC
    (ref The Architecture of New York City
    Histories and Views of Important Structures,
    Sites, and Symbols From NetLibrary )
  • ftp 202.200.225.207

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  • Monitor (contact)
  • Technical support
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