Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Morito Institute of Global Higher Education (Courses for Graduate Students)
Lecture Code 8B600701 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Advanced Study on International Issues and Challenges
Subject Name
(Katakana)
アドバンスド スタディ オン インターナショナル イシューズ アンド チャレンジズ
Subject Name in
English
Advanced Study on International Issues and Challenges
Instructor HOTTA TAIJI,NAGAI ATSUSHI
Instructor
(Katakana)
ホッタ タイジ,ナガイ アツシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon5-8
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
In addition to instructor's lectures, each student is expected to present findings from one's own research project for 3 times during 8 sessions in one term..  
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Cultural Studies
Eligible Students International graduate students of AIMS and PEACE programs
Keywords Independent study of engineering, biosphere science, science, international development, integrated arts, social science, education, literatures and medicines. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course focuses on the study of global issues and future challenges. All international graduate students who came to study at Hiroshima University through the AIMS-HU and PEACE programs are eligible to take this class. All students must conduct a research under the supervision of their own academic adviser at the faculty they belong. Then, in this class, they will learn how to write an academic paper and how to present the result of research at conferences, professional meetings, and press conferences. under the supervision of academic adviser. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: (1) Introduction of this course, (2) each student’s brief explanation of one’s research theme (5 minutes presentation each, and (3) Exercise of writing an academic paper
Lesson 2: (1) Lecture on how to write an academic paper and (2) a worksheet for self-preparation for an academic research paper.
Lesson 3: (1) Introduction of each student brief explanation and (2) discussion on each topic of students' projects.
Lesson 4: (1) Lecture on how to write an academic paper  and (2) discussion on the issue of  plagiarism
Lesson 5: 1st Mid-term Presentation by 1st group  (25 minutes each: 15 minutes presentation & 10 minutes Q & A and advising)
Lesson6: 1st lecture on how to present a result of research at professional meetings and other occasions (18 lessons)
Lesson 7:  1st Mid-term Presentation by 2nd group: (25 minutes each: 15 minutes presentation & 10 minutes Q & A and advising)
Lesson 8:  2nd lecture on how to present a result of research at professional meetings and other occasions (What is an impressive speech?)
Lesson 9: 1st Mid-term Presentation by 3rd group: (25 minutes each: 15 minutes presentation & 10 minutes Q & A and advising)
Lesson 10: 2nd Mid-term Presentation by group1 : (25 minutes each: 10 minutes presentation & 15 minutes Q & A and advising)
Lesson 11: 2nd Mid-term Presentation by group 2 : (25 minutes each: 10 minutes presentation & 15 minutes Q & A and advising)
Lesson 12:  2nd Mid-term Presentation by group 3: (25 minutes each: 10 minutes presentation & 15 minutes Q & A and advising)
Lesson 13: 3nd Mid-term Presentation  by group1 : (20 minutes each: 10 minutes presentation & 10 minutes Q & A and advising)
Lesson 14: 3nd Mid-term Presentation  by group2 : (20 minutes each: 10 minutes presentation & 10 minutes Q & A and advising)
Lesson 15: 3nd Mid-term Presentation  by group3 : (20 minutes each: 10 minutes presentation & 10 minutes Q & A and advising)

FINAL PRESENTATION and final report will be evaluated

Learning Outcomes:

1 Students should be able to describe the basic concept and background of one’s own topic of research to general audience.  

2 Students should be able to discuss current phenomena and some issues based upon one’s research which was guided by one’s advisers both in home and host university.  
 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Since the majority of class presentations are done by students, printed materials should be distributed to classmates by each presenter prior to the class. All students are expected to read the assigned reading material prior to the student presentations. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
blackboard, videos, a computer and projector 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Workload: 3 credits =3 credits in UCTS=4.5ECTS = 135 hours of student workload [An estimated total amount of workload is 140 hours]
1. Class Hours:   4 academic hours x 8 times = 32 academic hours
2. Homework: [1] Create presentation material (2-3 pages long handout and10-15 power point slides) for each presentation. (15 hours [on average] x 3times= 45 hours)
3. Presentation: Students will present their own topic of independent study. Each presentation should be around 15 minutes long. (3 hour practice of one’s presentation x 3 times =9 hours)
4. Final Paper: There will be one final paper (Approximately 10 page paper [4000-5000 words & double spaced in A4 size papers] with appropriate references) for this class evaluation. (Time for a literature review and writing the paper, 50 hours)
5. Preparation:   Student groups have to prepare for the “AIMS Student Seminar” (4hours)
 
Requirements Instructional Language: Mainly in English
Required English level: TOEFL-PBT/IT 500,TOEFL-iBT 61,   TOEIC 590
Attendance policy: If you skip one class, you will lose 3% from your final grade (100%). In other words, if your miss more than 3 classes, your grade will drop one level.  However, absences may be excused by an authorized letter or form from other professors, doctors, or any governmental officers.   
Class Size: 18 students*
All international students who came to study in Hiroshima University through AIMS and HUSA programs are eligible to take this class, though the number of HUSA students will be limited, if the total number of registration exceeds the maximum of 18 students. 
Grading Method Grading:
Homework (reading assignments and 10%
preparation for “SDGs Idea Mining Student Seminar”)
Presentations (3times) 30%
Final Paper 40%
Class participation 20%

Scores Letter Grade
100-90% S(秀)   Excellent;
89 -80%   A(優)   Very Good;
79-70%    B(良)   Good;
69-60%   C(可)   Fair;
BELOW 59%   D(不可)   Fail
 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message  
Other   
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