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 WND26050 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別研究
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Tutorial Seminar in Special Topics
シラカワ ヒロユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) 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 7 : Graduate Special Studies
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 Japanese grammar, discussion structure, master thesis
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
Objective: Sets up motivation/direction for master's thesis writing.

 For students who want to do researches Japanese linguistics, explores if each student’s research explanation principle has no contradiction from multidirectional viewpoints through discussion so that it can be completed as academic paper.   
 Specifically, for students who want to do researches on modern Japanese grammar and relevant areas, reports and discusses results of research corresponding to individual research theme.  
Class Schedule 1.Guidance

2.Presentation and discussion(1)

3.Presentation and discussion(2)

4.Presentation and discussion(3)

5.Presentation and discussion(4)

6.Presentation and discussion(5)

7.Presentation and discussion(6)


9.Presentation and discussion(7)

10.Presentation and discussion(8)

11.Presentation and discussion(8)

12.Presentation and discussion(8)

13.Presentation and discussion(8)

14.Rehearsal for master's thesis defense

15.Reflection of  master's thesis defense
"To be indicated as required.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) None 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
To be indicated as required.
Requirements In principle, open only to students for whom the instructor (Shirakawa) is a key advisor.

※Corresponding to “subject relevant to Japanese”. 
Grading Method Verbal presentations, term papers
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message ・Grammar is not something to remember but something to think about!
・Do the practice to read the previous studies in a critical manner.
・In parallel, observe language phenomenon with an open mind.
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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