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 Educational Sciences Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Program
Lecture Code WND26001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別研究
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Tutorial Seminar in Special Topics
ナガタ リョウタ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Thur5-6:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Seminar-oriented, Discussion, Student presentation 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students Selective compulsory subject for students of Japanese Pedagogy, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Keywords Critical thinking, research theme, data analysis and consideration, thesis structure, writing ability  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
"Aims to develop capabilities of critical thinking and logical writing necessary for writing a master's thesis.
Specifically, reads the previous researches on student’s research theme in critical manner, sets up research theme, and compiles a thesis through investigation/analysis/observation on the established research theme.
Through presentation of such process, develops capability to communicate significance/validity of the research to others." 
Class Schedule This course consists of presentations and discussions by students. It aims to write a master's thesis with following procedures;
1.As for research theme, read prior research to develop a subject.
2.Examine the validity and interpretation of the research subject
3.Make a research plan for resolving the subject.
4.Examine the validity of the research plan.
5.Conduct research with the plan.
6.Analyze the data.
7.Examine the analyzed data.
8.Discuss the validity and alignment with the research subject.
9.Summarize the result to write a paper.
10.Refine the paper. 
"Textbook not used.
Reference books/documents to be introduced according to the research themes." 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts,image (video/PC/other image material) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
"In a class, make a presentation on each research theme. Try to have your research’s significance/validity understood by others and make constructive comments for other students’ presentations aggressively.
For specific issue, individual advice to be provided according to progress of the research." 
Grading Method Students to be comprehensively assessed by the contents of presentations in classes and participation in discussions.  

Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message "In order to complete the master thesis, it’s necessary to set the research theme based on previous studies, develop a steady investigation plan to resolve such theme, and conduct a logical consideration based on the data. Also, it’s required to present results of such study in various forms.
By making a presentation on their research in the class, I hope students foster those capabilities." 
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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