Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code A1000010 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 NAKAMURA ERI
Instructor
(Katakana)
ナカムラ エリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-8:IAS K102
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
Eligible Students
Keywords Interdisciplinarity; Synthesis; Creativity 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
 
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This class is designed to serve as an orientation to university education, to nurture students' intellectual curiosity, and to encourage active, discovery, and inquiry-based learning. It also aims to help students acquire academic skills, which are the foundation for practicing integrated science, and to master scientific thinking methods. Specifically, with Okuno Island in Hiroshima Prefecture as the common theme, students will present and organize problems, set sub-themes, and then conduct research, individual study, and fieldwork in groups, culminating in joint presentations, discussions, and report writing. 
Class Schedule Session1 Orientation Camp Training (1)
Session2 Orientation Camp Training (2)
Session3 Basic Skills for Learning at University (1): Collecting and Organizing Information
Session4 Guide to Libraries, Archives and Museums
Session5 Basic Skills for Learning at University (2): Critical Reading and Presentation
Session6 Mini Research Project through Group-work (1): Identifying Problems and Related Matters, and Deciding Who Will Tackle Each Sub-topi
Session7 Mini Research Project through Group-work (2): Presenting and Collating Individual Research Results
Session8 Mini Research Project through Group-work (2): Presenting and Collating Individual Research Results
Session9-12 Fieldwork on Ohkunojima
Session13 Group-work Results Presentation: Joint Presentation by Each Group, and Discussion Session
Session14 Group-work Results Presentation: Joint Presentation by Each Group, and Discussion Session
Session15 Comments on Draft of the Term Paper 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
101 Books Project, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Daigaku Shinnyusei ni Susumeru 101 Satsu no Hon ("101 Books that First-Year University Students Should Read"), Iwanami Shoten, 2005
Hiroshima University 101 Books Project Editorial Committee, Daigaku Shinnyusei ni Susumeru 101 Satsu no Hon - Shinpan ("101 Books that First-Year University Students Should Read - New Edition"), Iwanami Shoten, 2009
Gakushu Gijutsu Kenkyukai (eds.), Chi e no Suteppu - Daigakusei kara no Sutadi-sukiruzu - Dai San Pan ("Steps to Wisdom- Study Skills Ideas from University Students - Third Edition"), Kurosio Publishers, 2011
SATO, Nozomi, Akademikku Sukiruzu - Daigakusei no tame no Chiteki Giho Nyumon - Dai Ni Han ("Academic Skills - Introductory Guide to Intellectual Skills for University Students - Second Edition"), Keio University Press, 2012
SATO, Tomoaki, ANBO, Katsuya, and YAJIMA, Akira, Shinpan Daigaku Manabi no Koto Hajime - Shonenji Semina Wakubukku ("Starting to Study at University - A Seminar Workbook for First-year Students - New Edition"), Nakanishiya Shuppan, 2012 
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Preparation and
Review
Session 1 Try to make a list of the different academic fields that came up during discussions at the Orientation Camp.
Session 2 Talk to friends and students in higher years, and try to make a list of what areas you found particularly interesting, and what kind of learning you hope to achieve while at university.
Session 3 Read the references and think about how to summarize the information.
Session 4 Learn how to use the library, archives, and museums in the university.
Session 5 Learn what you need to pay attention to in your presentation.
Session 6 Think about the connection between the sub-themes you were assigned and the whole, and summarize them in a way that is easy to understand.
Session 7,8 Do some research on the sub-topic that you were assigned during group-work.
Session 9-12  Prepare for the fieldwork and summarize what you have learned in the field after the fieldwork.
Session 13,14 Undertake discussion, and think deeply about the topics that are raised in the discussion.
Session 15 Write up a report referencing the discussion of the research topic as a whole. 
Requirements  
Grading Method There will be comprehensive evaluation based on the student's participation in group-work, the contribution made to the presentation session, and the quality of the individual reports. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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