Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Global Studies
Lecture Code A1100002 Subject Classification Liberal Arts Education (day)
Subject Name 教養ゼミ
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Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
グラジディアン マリア ミハエラ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-8:IAS K305
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Seminar, group work, students’ presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : 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 IGS students
Keywords Interdisciplinary; Synthesis; Creativity  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Introduction class for studying at IGS 
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Serving as basic orientation for students' university education, the aim of the seminar is to stimulate students' intellectual curiosity, foster active, heuristic, explorative learning, and lay the foundations for integrated arts and sciences. To this end, students will learn fundamental research skills and basic methods of scientific thought. Students will also undertake "mini projects" through group-work, enabling them to practice the basic skills they have learned in actual research.
IGS students will be divided into three classes with approximately 14 participants each.
Class Schedule Lesson 1 (4/8) Introduction to seminar contents
Lesson 2 (4/8) Self-introduction by students; check students’ timetables
Lesson 3 (4/15) Introduction to group-work: explain about the aim
Lesson 4 (4/15) Preparation for group work: decide on groups and teachers to interview, practice e-mail writing for appointment.
Lesson 5 (4/20 Saturday) Orientation event (1)
Lesson 6 (4/20 Saturday) Orientation event (2)
Lesson 7 (4/22) Basic skills for studying at university level (1): Researching - How to find documentary sources, and how to compile a list of references
Lesson 8 (4/22) Basic skills for studying at university level (2): How to collect information through interviews. Discuss plan and assign tasks for group-work.Lesson 10・11・12  Group work
※ April 30th (TUE) is a substitute class day for Monday classes, but Introductory Seminar is canceled on this day.
Lesson 9 (5/13) Basic skills for studying at university level (3): Presentations - How to prepare materials, and how to give presentations
Lesson 10,11,12 Group Work
Lesson 13 (6/1 Saturday)One day internship at Tadanoumi/ Okunoshima
Lesson 14 (6/3) Group-work results presentation and discussion (Three IGS seminars together K305)
Lesson 15 (6/3) Group-work results presentation and discussion (Three IGS seminars together K305) 
References are introduced in the class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, visual materials (videos, PC content, etc.) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Lessons 1 Think about how to introduce yourself
Lessons 2 Complete your course registration
Lessons 3・4 Prepare for group-work
Lessons 7 Make a list of topics you are interested in and want to look for material
Lessons 10-12 Prepare group-work plan
Lessons 14・15 Practice and get ready for the presentation 
Grading Method Class participation 15% 
Contribution to group project 35% 
The final paper 50%  
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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