Design English Syllabus, Spring 2020

Hongik University

Instructor:  Steve Reiplinger   Office:  F-406   E-mail:

Office hours:    Monday: 1:00—3:00,      Wednesday:  10:00—11:00, Thursday: 10:00–11:00

The purpose of this course is to expand or grow basic understanding of English, and become familiar with design terms and the correct usage of vocabulary. Students will engage in various projects in order to use the terms as they learn them. Students will also practice presenting their design projects to gain confidence in speaking and listening.

Course Objectives:
1. To develop basic understanding and expression of English art and design terms.
2. To practice and improve pronunciation.
3. To practice and build vocabulary.
4. To review and practice correct grammatical structure.
5. To develop communicative competence// to be able to speak well.
6. To develop skill in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in professional situations related to art and design.
7. To personalize the learned language in order to express ideas and opinions about art and designs, design methods, and experiences.

This class, at this time, has no textbook. Lectures, videos, and weekly assignments will be online at the website, simply made available in handout form, or posted on Hongik ClassNet. Class material should be available using your smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Homework will consist of weekly assignments in two parts. The first part of homework assignments will be posted on the website (or printed), or posted on Hongik ClassNet. Students will need to read or view class material before class. Students must complete the assignments before class.

If an assignment is late one week students will lose 50% of the grade value of a given assignment. After the second week, students will lose another 25% of the grade value. After the third late week students will lose all points for a late assignment.

Tests: Weekly quizzes, one mid-term exam, and one final exam.

In accordance with Hongik University policy, an ‘F’ grade will be given to those students who miss 30% or more of classes. Also, students who do not turn in homework, and/or who receive failing scores on quizzes and tests combined will receive an ‘F’.
If a student arrives up to 10 minutes late, that student will be marked as late. Three late marks on the attendance sheet will add up to one absence. If a student arrives more than 15 minutes after class has started, they will be marked absent for that class period.
A student may be excused from an absence in the case of of a death in the immediate family, or for military training.
A note of excuse must be turned in to the instructor within two weeks of the absence. After two weeks, excuse notes will not be accepted.

Excused Absences
The following are the only reasons a student can be excused for attendance purposes:
(i) The death of a close family member.
(ii) Activities related to the military.
(iii) Having one of 113 approved Infectious Diseases (possibly 114 including 2019-nCoV/Corvid19).
(iv) Participation in an event as requested by a governmental authority.
(v) Participation in an event that involves the whole student body or department.
(vi) Participating in academic activities which have received prior approval from the Executive Officer.
Notes: For (i) and (ii) above student needs to give the instructor an UNSTAMPED completed
‘Attendance Cover Request’ form AND supporting documentation. For (iii) to (vi) above the student
needs to bring the instructor a STAMPED ‘Attendance Cover Request’ form without supporting

출석 인정
학사내규로 인정하고 있는 출석인정 사항은 다음과 같다:
(i) 직계가족의 사망
(ii) 병사관계로 인한 결석
(iii) 113 종의 법정 감염병
(iv) 정부기관 요청의 행사참여
(v) 총학생회의 제 업무 및 행사참여
(vi)기타 교무처장의 사전 승인 사항
참고: (i) 과 (ii)에 해당하는 학생은 ‘출석인정서’를 작성하여 와 해당 증빙자료와 함께 교수에게 먼저
제출해야합니다. (iii) 부터 (vi)에 해당하는 학생은 해당 증빙서류를 담당학과사무실에 제출하여 확인
도장을 받은 출석인정서를 교수에게 제출해야합니다.

Students are expected to come to class prepared and willing to participate with the entire class. Students are required to bring to class their textbook and workbook, as well as an A4 sized notebook.

Online Class Attendance and Participation:  Students must be ‘ON CAMERA’ during the class period, or they will be marked as absent, or participation points will be deducted.

Evaluation Criteria:
• Attendance 10%
• Participation 10%
• Homework 20%
• Quizzes 10%
• Midterm Exam 25%
• Final Exam 25%

Grading:   A+/A0: 20~30%,    B+/B0: 30~40%,     C+/C0:20~30%,     D+/D0: 10~20%.

Class Holidays:  Wednesday, April 15 (National Elections); Thursday, April 30 (Buddha’s Birthday); Tuesday, May 5 (Children’s Day)