Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Economics Economics Day Course
Lecture Code G0001008 Subject Classification Liberal Arts Education (day)
Subject Name 教養ゼミ
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Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
ヤマザキ シンゴ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-6,Inte5-6:ECON B253
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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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
Keywords Academic skills; Ethics in learning and research activities 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
This is a required two-credit course common to the entire university.
 As students' studies up to high school have become more diversified, the character of students entering the university has also become more diverse. Some students are accustomed to passive learning and have difficulty in adjusting to university study, which places a high value on independence. It is also considered that there are relatively few opportunities for students to experience and understand the fun and excitement of learning when they first enter a university.
In view of these students' circumstances, the seminar provides opportunities to develop intellectual interest by actively involving first-year students in learning activities, and also promotes communication between students, faculty members, and each other to help form a learning group. 
Expected OutcomeThe following learning outcomes are expected.
1. Understanding of how to learn at university and formation of an independent learning attitude
2. Development of problem-finding skills
3. Acquisition of methods to collect information such as literature materials
4. Acquisition of logical and critical thinking methods
5. Acquisition and improvement of reading skills, expression skills, presentation skills, discussion methods, etc.
6. Understanding of social rules for university life 
Class Objectives
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The goal is to acquire the ability to think logically and critically based on evidence and to express oneself appropriately in response to issues that humanity and society have faced. 
Class Schedule The following may be modified in content or sequential order.

1. guidance
2. events
3. events
4. Presentations and Discussions by Students
5. Presentations and Discussions by Students
6. Presentations and Discussions by Students
7. Presentations and Discussions by Students
8. Presentations and Discussions by Students
9. survey of references and presentation on your own theme
10. survey of references and presentation on your own theme
11. career guidance
12. meeting with graduates
13. research and presentation of reports
14. research and presentation of reports
15. research and presentation of reports 
To be discussed at the time of guidance and determined according to the interests of the participants. 
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It is especially important to prepare carefully for the presentation. 
Requirements Schedule and other details will be given at the seminar. 
Grading Method The following points will be evaluated for credit.
1. Whether independent learning activities were observed and whether an independent learning attitude was formed.
2. Whether the student actively participated in group discussions.
Whether or not the student has thought sufficiently to identify and solve problems, and whether or not he/she has sufficient understanding of the issues.
4. Whether or not the student collected sufficient materials for learning.
5. Whether the student was able to present the results of his/her study in a logical and effective manner.
6. Whether or not the student was able to answer questions by organizing issues.
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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