||In this class, we will use a textbook focused on leadership and positive psychology to develop listening and speaking skills. The overall topic of the text is interpersonal communication, and we'll discuss different aspects of this theme throughout the semester. Importantly, the author reads the text aloud in the unabridged audiobook, which is also a required text. Students will develop academic English skills and test-taking skills in a range of academic listening and speaking tasks.
||The goal of this course is to engage students in exercises that aim to consider topics in positive psychology and improve critical thinking skills. Students will learn new concepts and encounter new perspectives. As they do tasks focused on learning academic English, they will identify their own assumptions about the world, and have them challenged. In sum, students will engage in logical thinking about positive psychology principles while using English to do so.
|2||Paradigms of Interdependence|
|3||Think Win/Win |
|4||Principles of Interpersonal Leadership |
|5||Five Dimensions of Win/Win |
|6||Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood |
|7||Principles of Empathic Communication |
|8||Character and Communication |
|9||Four Autobiographical Responses |
|10||Understanding and Perception |
|12||Principles of Creative Cooperation |
|13||Synergistic Communication |
|14||Synergy in the Classroom |
|15||Fishing for the Third Alternative |
||(1) REQUIRED TEXT: Covey, S. (2020)『The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People』(Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 978-1982137274 (Although other editions are available, be sure to get the 30th Anniversary Edition.)
(2) REQUIRED AUDIO: Covey, S. (2020)『The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People』(Simon & Schuster Audio; Available on Audible, and other websites that provide audiobooks.)
(3) OPTIONAL TRANSLATION: S. R. コヴィー、他 (2020) 完訳 7つの習慣 30周年記念版、キングベアー出版（ISBN：978-4863941014)
||Students should be prepared to study for about 2 hours before every class. Every week there will be extensive online homework assigned.
||Students should read and listen to the assigned homework before each class in order to participate fruitfully in class activities.
||Evaluation will be based on quizzes that cover vocabulary and main text comprehension (35%), speaking tasks (35%), and the final test (30%). Attendance will be closely monitored, and students absent from 4 classes or more will not earn credit.