Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Humanities Program
Lecture Code WMBZ1134 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別研究
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Special Research
セカルダン オリヴィエ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Fri1-2:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction O : Others
Course Level 7 : Graduate Special Studies
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Literature
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within Educational
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(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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The objective is to train students in research in French language and literature. The course curriculum is tailored to the students' needs and is determined with them.
In particular, this course provides a solid grounding in the methodology of literary research (formulating a hypothesis, drawing up a problem statement, compiling a primary and secondary bibliography, introduction to literary research, literary theory, literary history, cultural and intercultural studies, etc.).
The course is therefore both general and specific, as it is aimed at students who want to work on a specific research project.

Class Schedule The course curriculum is tailored to the students' research project and is determined with them. Also:
Lessons 1 to 5: basic reading, introduction to research methods, drawing up a research plan. Review of the literature.
Lessons 6 to 10: Building up the corpus, preparing a critical bibliography. How to conduct documentary research: online catalogues and digital resources. Writing the research plan. Questions of typography and page layout.
Lessons 11 to 15: How to write the different parts of the research? Writing your introduction and conclusion. 
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A high level of preparation is required. Special attention will be paid to the readings.  
Grading Method 30% oral participation, 70% research work
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