Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 10800101 Subject Classification Introduction to University Education
Subject Name 大学教育入門[1法夜,1経夜]
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Introduction to University Education
ハヤシ ミツオ
Campus Higashi-Senda Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Tues11-12:See Momiji Website for the detail.(Higashi-Senda Campus)
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-based (Chapters 1, 12, and 15 will be taught face-to-face, while the other chapters will be taken online on Bb9) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
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 First-Year students
Keywords learning in university, academic skills, study/research ethics, information security, information ethics, study abroad, campus life, accessibility, career design, entrepreneurship, health management, gender, SDGs 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
2-credit required course (all-students)
One of the Fundamentals of University Education courses, Introduction to University Education provides an orientation to college/university education for incoming freshmen. 
Expected OutcomeThe expected learning outcomes for this course and the Enrichment Seminar (the other Fundamentals of University Education course) are as follows:
1. learning skills for study at the university level and forming a self-driven educational mindset
2. developing the ability to discover issues
3. learning methods for collecting data and resources
4. developing logic and critical thinking
5. improving reading comprehension, expression, and discussion skills
6. understanding rules for college life 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Develop skills and attitudes necessary for university learning while thinking about what it means to learn at university and clarifying what you want to achieve here. 
Class Schedule There is one common class for all students in each School; in some cases, several Schools will share one class.

Chapter 1, 12 will be administered by the School (or in some cases, major programs) and Headquarters for Education; while the other chapters onward will be administered by respective campus center, as indicated below.

[Part 1:Learning at University]
Chapter 1:What do you learn at University? (School/Major program・Headquarters for Education)
Chapter 2:Learning at University and the Transition to Society/Entrepreneurship (Global Career Design Center)
Chapter 3:International Exchanges and Study Abroad  (Morito Institute of Global Higher Education)

[Part 2: Knowledge and Techniques for Learning]
Chapter 4:Using the Library and Collecting Materials (Library)
Chapter 5:Information Security and Information Ethics (Information Media Center)
Chapter 6:Study and Research Ethics (Office of Academic Research and Industry-Government Collaboration)
Chapter 7:Academic Writing (Writing Center)
Chapter 8:Academic Presentations (Information Media Center)

[Part 3: Campus Life]
Chapter 9:Health Management and Mental Health (Health Service Center)
Chapter 10:Moral Awareness (Student Life Committee)
Chapter 11:Prevention of On-Campus Harassment (Harassment Consultation Office)
Chapter 12:Rethink about your Campus Life and Learn about Support from the University(Student Life Committee・Hearth Service Center・Headquarters for Education)

[Part 4: Diversity in Today's Society]
Chapter 13:Diversity and Accessibility (Accessibility Center)
Chapter 14:Diversity and Inclusion In terms of Gender and Sexuality(Research Center for Diversity and Inclusion)

[Part 5: Global Citizenship]
Chapter 15:Becoming a Global Citizen: Lecture by Special Instructor (2 class sessions) 
For Chapters 1-14, the course materials are made by each Center. These materials will be posted on the Bb9 Learning Management System—be sure to download them to your laptop before watching class videos or face-to-face classes. Please check the "Introduction to University Education Class Schedule" posted on Bb9, for the delivery schedule of the materials.

How to log-in to Bb9:
Go to Momiji main page (“top”) > click on Bb9 (located in the bottom-right of the screen) > click on Bb9へログイン > enter your Hiroshima University ID (広大 ID) and password (パスワード) 
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(More Details) The materials will be provided via Bb9 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Look over the materials you have downloaded in advance before watching class videos or face-to-face classes. 
Requirements As the session order will be different according to each School, be sure to check the class schedule in advance.
Chapters 1, 12, and 15, date&time and place to attend are designated.
Please check the "Introduction to University Education Class Schedule" posted on Bb9. 
Grading Method Requirements for Acceptance of Credits:
・Submit the assignments shown in Chapter 1 (administered by each School/major program) and Chapter 2 (Global Career Design Center) by the specified deadline.
・Submit the  pre-check sheet and post-check sheet shown in Chapter 12 by the specified deadline.(administered by each School/major program)
・Pass all Confirmation Tests (Chapters 2-11,13,14) by the specified deadline after watching each of class videos.

Confirmation Tests (80%) + Attitude of Participation (20%)
(To evaluate the confirmation test results, the highest scores you obtained in each of chapters will be used. However, scores from the first attempt will be taken into account only when grade S (excellent) is given.)

How to take the Confirmation Tests:
・Go to Bb9 > click on 2022大学教育入門 2022 Introduction to University Education > click on the 確認テスト Confirmation Test for the chapter you have completed.
・Each test will consist of 15 questions. 12 or more corrects (full point of 15) are considered passing.
・Tests schedule are provided on "Introduction to University Education Class Schedule" posted on Bb9.
・You can take the Confirmation Test as many times as you like during the course period, so make sure to pass all of the Confirmation Test by referring the teaching materials. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Chapter 15, "Global Citizenship" ,faculty members with practical experience in the fields of sports, arts, science, business, etc. will give lectures. They will help you set goals for your future university life through their own experiences. 
Message You are now all standing in the threshold of the world of academia. What lies ahead of you will prove a wonderful experience, where you can learn new things, explore problems from many angles, and create new knowledge. In this class, above all, I would like you to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills that will help you through it. 
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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