Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities Program
Lecture Code WMBZ1164 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別研究
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Special Research
ノジマ ヒサシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Fri3-4:LET A202
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Face-to-face teaching, but Microsoft Teams will be used. (Please check your "posts (chats)", "files", and "assignments" in Teams as they are posted in class). 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 7 : Graduate Special Studies
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 09 : Archaeology/Cultural Heritage
Eligible Students 1st and 2nd-year Master's degree students
Keywords Archaeology, Dissertation、Research 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Discussion, Presentaiton 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This class provides individual guidance on Master’s thesis in the field of geo-environmental studies and specialist research. This includes establishing research themes, arranging and sorting subjects of examination, methods of gathering sources, source analysis, understanding the direction of one’s research, progress reports, learning how to present one’s work etc. We provide coaching for these points individually. 
Class Schedule Class 1; Report on the progress of the master's thesis, and provide guidance in response. Confirmation of methods for collecting materials.
Class 2; Report on the results of continued collection of materials.
Class 3; Preparation of illustrations and tables (location maps of archaeological sites, distribution maps, etc.)
Class 4; Preparation of illustrations and tables (maps of archaeological sites, etc.)
Class 5; illustration and table (site location map, distribution map, etc.).
Class 6; Illustrations and charts (artifact maps, etc.).
Class 7; Preparation of illustrations and charts
Class 8; Preparation of illustrations and tables (analytical diagrams, etc.)
Class 9; Examination of the structure of analysis and discussion.
Class 10; Confirmation of the structure of analysis and discussion and the logicality of historical narrative.
Class 11; Composition of discussion and conclusion.
Class 12; Confirmation and reexamination of the discussion and conclusion.
Class 13; Confirmation and review of the overall structure.
Class 14; Preparation and review of table of contents and other related data.
Class 15; Preparation and review of table of contents and other related data. Final proofreading of the text. 
Indicate some specialized books along with your theme in class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Whiteboard 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Class1; Presentation of your masuter's thesis in progress.
Class2; Same as above.
Class3; Same as above.
Class4; Same as above.
Class5; Same as above.
Class6; Same as above.
Class7; Same as above.
Class8; Same as above.
Class9; Same as above.
Class10; Same as above.
Class11; Same as above.
Class12; Same as above.
Class13; Same as above.
Class14; Same as above.
Class15; Same as above.
Grading Method Practical evaluation by your process of dissertation (40%), and contents of your research (60%). 
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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