Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L0001061 Subject Classification Liberal Arts Education (day)
Subject Name 教養ゼミ
Subject Name
(Katakana)
キヨウヨウゼミ
Subject Name in
English
Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
Instructor KAWAI KIYOSHI,HOSONO KENJI
Instructor
(Katakana)
カワイ キヨシ,ホソノ ケンジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds5-8:ABS C310
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
【More Details】
Using PBL (Problem-Based Learning) and other approaches, students will proactively give lectures, conduct seminars, and so on 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 21 : Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
Eligible Students first year
Keywords PBL, Local Experiential Learning 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
This is a 2-credit course that is required by all faculties.

Students’ required learning before entering university has diversified, and students’ characteristics. Some students may have become accustomed to passive learning, and are thus unfamiliar with university-style study that emphasizes self-initiative.

Furthermore, when students first enter university, they have comparatively few opportunities to experience and understand the interesting and enjoyable aspects of academic study. Therefore, this introductory seminar provides opportunities to cultivate intellectual interest, along with a space for communication between first-year students and their classmates and teachers. This is done by encouraging students to actively participate in learning activities. 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
Elementary School Teacher Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・Being able to collect, critically analyze, and examine infomration related to elementary education. (Information collection and analysis ability)

Special Support School Teacher Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Having basic knowledge and understanding of liberal arts education, which is academic base needed to receive technical or professional education.

Business Law
(Abilities and Skills)
・To be able to organize and analyze materials and information related to social science, and to be aware of problems.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Through analzing・examing several issues current companies hold and appropriately applying related systems or laws, being able to organize the point of the argument.
・Being able to critically consider several issues of current companies, persuasively develop own opinions and show the direction for solution.
・Being able to find themes among several issues the current society hold, report the materials・information after collecting and analyzing them and compile the report.
・In presentations or reports on specific themes, to be able to effectively display research results or proposal solutions in some ways including discussions.

Public Policy
(Abilities and Skills)
・To be able to organize and analyze materials and information related to social science, and to be aware of problems.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Being able to analyze and examine several issues on systems and structure of modern laws, politics, international situation and society, and organize the point of the argument through appropriately applying related systems and laws.
・Being able to critically consider, develop own opinions persuasively and show the direction to solve issues on systems or structures of modern laws, politics, international situation and society.
・Being able to find themes among several issues the current society hold, report the materials・information after collecting and analyzing them and compile the report.
・In presentations or reports on specific themes, to be able to effectively display research results or proposal solutions in some ways including discussions.

Law and Politics Program
(Abilities and Skills)
・To be able to organize and analyze materials and information related to social science, and to be aware of problems.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Being able to analyze and consider various problems related to law,politics,business activities,contemporary society conditions and sort out the point of issues  through dealing with  related systems or laws
・Being able to consider critically various problems related to law,politics,business activities,contemporary society conditions and give her/him views convincingly and show the way of solution
・Being able to find themes among several issues the current society hold, report the materials・information after collecting and analyzing them and compile the report.
・In presentations or reports on specific themes, to be able to effectively display research results or proposal solutions in some ways including discussions. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course aims to heighten students’ motivation to engage in intellectual activities early on after their enrollment in university, and to help them acquire logical and critical thinking skills and the ability to appropriately express themselves. This is done to orient students within the proactive learning-based environment of university education.
Furthermore, as an introduction to university learning, the course seeks to encourage communication between students and their classmates and teachers, contributing to the formation of a learning community. 
Class Schedule A temporary schedule is as follows,

・Information education literacy
・Guidance of the library
・Guidance of the university museum

・Guidance to PBL
・Experiential learning activities in the local area (Field work)
・Preliminary training, On-site training, Follow-up training
・Presentation on the field work

 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Books on PBL, reference books for researching topics, websites, etc., will be used as reference materials. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
Presentation devices (PowerPoint, etc.), Japanese vellum paper, Post-Its, markers, writing materials, etc. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
For PBL, advance preparation and review are indispensable. Groups will also need to work together to create materials. 
Requirements  
Grading Method Students will be comprehensively evaluated based on the following items (1-6):
(1) Did the student engage in proactive learning activities? Did the student develop a proactive approach to learning? (Proactive Learning)
(2) Did the student actively participate in group discussions? (Participation)
(3) Did the student think critically to understand and solve issues? Did the student demonstrate adequate understanding? (Thinking and Understanding)
(4) Did the student adequately gather materials for learning? (Self-Study)
(5) Did the student logically and effectively communicate the results of learning in presentations? (Content of and Approach to Presentation)
(6) Did the student understand and answer questions in an organized and systematic fashion? (Organization of and Response to Question Topics) 
Message This course aims to help students acquire the ability to engage in proactive learning, logical and critical thinking, and appropriate self-expression. Therefore, it is important that students themselves adopt an approach of proactive engagement in learning. 
Other This class is provided in English upon request. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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