Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K0000040 Subject Classification Liberal Arts Education (day)
Subject Name 教養ゼミ
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Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
フセ マサアキ,ツカイ マコト,テラモト アツシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds9-10,Fri9-10:ENG 105,ENG 106,ENG 107,ENG 113
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Mainly, seminars 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Architecture
Eligible Students The first-year students
Keywords Science and technology research, experiments, training, discussion, seminar,presentation
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
A university-wide common compulsory subject with two credits.
We accepts various students from high schools where different curricula and courses are taught. Those who are accustomed to passive learning in high schools might feel anxious about learning in the University where independence is respected. In light of this, the seminar provides an occasion for promoting communication with faculty members to cultivate intelligent interests by attending and joining various activities. Expected results are as follows:
1. Shaping an independent learning attitude
2. Developing problem discovery skills
3. Understanding the diversity of perspectives
4. Learning how to find materials (such as use of the Library)
5. Learning reading comprehension, sentence composition polishing, making a good presentation and having a good discussion
6. Fostering students’ discussion skills with faculty members and between students 
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
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Students are divided into small groups and a faculty member is assigned for each group. Under supervision, various activities, such as surveys, experiments, discussions, seminars, which are related to science and technology, are conducted. This seminar develops students’ scientific way of thinking and the appropriate self-expression skills and motivates intelligent activities from the early entrance stage. In addition, this seminar promotes communication with faculty members and between students to support the preparation for the group learning.
Class Schedule Different from lecture style, this seminar uses a two-way experience-based learning style, such as seminars, discussions, experiments, training or field research. Specific contents may vary by groups. 
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(More Details) Vary by groups.  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Follow instructor.  
Grading Method The following six points are used for evaluation:
1. Independent learning activity and attitude.
2. Sufficient deep thinking and understanding ability.
3. The ability of collecting sufficient materials to solve a problem or to raise a problem.
4. An appropriate presentation is performed:
      - The idea has been communicated to the audience correctly
      - The student is able to understand the others’ opinions
5. Sufficient communication with a faculty member and other students by actively taking part in discussions and activities.
6. An essay of sufficient quality has been submitted to summarize this seminar.
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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