Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code B1000009 Subject Classification Liberal Arts Education (day)
Subject Name 教養ゼミ
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Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
ノジマ ヒサシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues9-10,Weds9-10:LET B201
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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You can use the Library,  and go to the historical monuments in the Saijo Basin.
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 First-Year Students
Keywords the Saijo Basin, Historical Environment, Aki Provincial Monastery, Mitsujo Mounded Tomb, Hiroshima 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
This is a 2-credit compulsory seminar for Liberal Arts Education.  
The seminar is designed to enhance mutual understanding and communication among students and teaching staff, to make good learning groups, and to provide opportunities to enjoy learning in a direct and practical manner as a way of introduction to university education.
Expected OutcomeIn relation to “Introduction to University Education”, the seminar will enable students to acquire and foster:
1. active learning and studying at university
2. creative thinking skills
3. methods for collecting original resources and documents
4. theoretical and critical thinking abilities
5. reading, writing, presenting, and debating abilities
6. social morals and decorum
Class Objectives
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授業の目標・概要等  人類や社会が抱えてきた歴史的,現代的な課題に対して,証拠に基づき論理的に考え批判的に自身の思考を吟味する能力と,適切に自己表現を行う能力を身につけることを目標とする。
The seminar is aimed for nurturing the abilities to think theoretically and critically our problems on humanities of both today and yesterday, and to express ourselves freely and properly.

Class Schedule lesson1:(4/11) Course Registration Guidance.
lesson2:(4/12) Information Utilization for Literature Students
lesson3:(4/18) Learning the History of Saijo (Mitsujo Tumulus and Saijo Basin)
lesson4:(4/19) Learning the History of Saijo (Visit to the General Museum (tentative))
lesson5:(4/25) Learn about the history of Saijo (Old National Sanyo Road and Aki Kokubunji Temple)
lesson6:(4/26)Learning about the historical geography of Saijo (Jouri  land division remains and Saijo)
lesson7: (5/9) Learning about Saijo's Economy (Saijo's Sake Making)
lesson8:(5/10) Learning the history of Saijo (Red tiles on traditional houses in Saijo)
lesson9:(5/16)Introduction to Fields of Research
lesson10:(5/17)Introduction to Fields of Research
lesson11:(5/23)Introduction to Fields of Research
lesson12:(5/24)Introduction to Fields of Research
lesson13:(5/30)Peace Memorial Lecture by A-bomb Survivor
lesson14:(5/31) Presentation of historical research on Higashihiroshima (Saijo)
lesson15:(6/6) Presentation on geographical and economic research on Higashi-Hiroshima (Saijo)

To be announced. 
To be announced. 
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(More Details) PC  Laptop Computer 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
To be announced. 
Requirements  1ターム火・水9-10時限に実施するため,他科目履修の際に注意すること。
This seminar is to be held in 9-10 periods every Wednesday in the 1st  Terms. Note that you should not take other classes in these periods.
Grading Method The following are highly considered in an evaluation for the seminar:
1. active learning and studying at university
2. active participation in the group discussion
3. creative thinking and understanding for problems
4. collecting original resources and documents
5. theoretical presentation
6. answering questions clearly and properly
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on 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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