Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Global Studies
Lecture Code ARG00008 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Graduation Thesis (特別研究)
Subject Name
(Katakana)
トクベツケンキュウ
Subject Name in
English
Graduation Thesis
Instructor YAMADA TOSHIHIRO
Instructor
(Katakana)
ヤマダ トシヒロ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  First Semester,  Year
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Year) Inte:Follow the instruction by the class instructor.
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 6.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Natural Environment
Eligible Students IGS students
Keywords establishing a research question, demonstrability, logical thinking, theory and the actual situation, synthesis 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
This course is directly/indirectly related to special subjects provided in the program and synthesizes them in that students work to solve problems on a certain theme (research question) with their research results in a specific academic field and multiple academic approaches flexibly combined as necessary. 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The goal of this course is to unravel a research question as a whole, on the theme students have set, with the ability to think logically by utilizing viewpoints and methods of multiple fields in a comprehensive way. 
Class Schedule Students choose Research-oriented Track or Practice-oriented Track and work on their graduation thesis.
Research-oriented Track is as follows:
Lesson 1 Points to note for writing a graduation thesis
Lesson 2 Setting a research question and schedule
Lesson 3 Collecting and perusing previous research on the research question (1)
Lesson 4 Collecting and perusing previous research on the research question (2)
Lesson 5 Collecting and perusing previous research on the research question (3)
Lesson 6 Examining and deciding approach methods to the research question (1)
Lesson 7 Examining and deciding approach methods to the research question (2)
Lesson 8 Implementing the approach methods (1)
Lesson 9 Implementing the approach methods (2)
Lesson 10  Implementing the approach methods (3)
Lesson 11 Answering the research question based on the implementation results (1)
Lesson 12 Answering the research question based on the research results (2)
Lesson 13 Writing a graduation thesis (1)
Lesson 14 Writing a graduation thesis (2)
Lesson 15 Writing an abstract of a graduation thesis

Practice-oriented Track is as follows:
Lesson 1 Points to note for writing a special research paper
Lesson 2  Setting a research question and schedule
Lesson 3 Participation in a social cooperation seminar in collaboration with a company (1)
Lesson 4 Participation in a social cooperation seminar in collaboration with a company (2)
Lesson 5 Participation in a social cooperation seminar in collaboration with a company (3)
Lesson 6 Participation in a social cooperation seminar in collaboration with a company (4)
Lesson 7 Participation in a social cooperation seminar in collaboration with a company (5)
Lesson 8 Clarifying the question through the experience in a social cooperation seminar,   examining and deciding approach methods (1)
Lesson 9 Clarifying the question through the experience in a social cooperation seminar,   examining and deciding approach methods (2)
Lesson 10 Implementing the approach methods (1)
Lesson 11 Implementing the approach methods (2)
Lesson 12  Examining the question based on the implementation results
Lesson 13  Writing a special research paper (1)
Lesson 14 Writing a special research paper (2)
Lesson 15  Writing an abstract of a special research paper
 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Reading materials will be introduced when needed. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Graduation Thesis is different from previous reports in quantity and quality. In that respect, it is important that students understand through previous research the theme they want to study and the key concept related to the theme, and are prepared to express their opinions about the achievement and challenges in the field. 
Requirements In order to take this course, a student needs to fulfill the following requirements.
・Those who have been enrolled for three years.
・Those have acquired at least about100 credits out of the credits required for graduation including "Contemporary Issues of Japan I", "Contemporary Issues of Japan II" and "Contemporary World Issues I" at the end of their third year (or at the end of the preceding semester of the semester in which students is intending to take Graduation Thesis), and who have completed studying abroad for Japanese students (excluding students who have been exempted from studying abroad,)
 
Grading Method Grade evaluation will be made in a comprehensive manner based on the student’s active work on the assignment given by the academic advisor each time, their special research paper that contains a new point of view and logical contents, and an aural presentation of the results at the presentation meeting, etc. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message  
Other This is a subject that cannot be registered by students. Only students who have met prerequisites for the course will be registered for the class in advance by the IGS Office at the beginning of the academic year. If you have any questions, please contact the IGS Office. 
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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