Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Doctoral Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences International Peace and Co-existence Program
Lecture Code WMGA0160 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Special Study(October 2024 Doctoral Students)
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Special Study(October 2024 Doctoral Students)
ファン デル ドゥース ルリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Year
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Year) Inte
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Classes will be held online or face-to-face in compliance to the University's health and safety regulations. Students are advised to check the Moiji message board regularly for the instructor's latest communication. 
Credits 6.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 7 : Graduate Special Studies
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Sociology
Eligible Students D1&2
Keywords SDG_04、SDG_10、SDG_11、SDG_13、SDG_16、SDG_17, Empirical Research, Cross-Disciplinary Analytics, Peace Studies, Memory Studies,  Applied Linguistics, Social Psychology, Heritage, Media, Mass Communication, Tourism  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
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Class Objectives
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The course aims to provide research students a broad understanding of research methodology and to assist them clarifying their core research questions within a chosen theoretical framework. Classes are designed and tailored to each research student's academic needs. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction and Orientation
lesson2: Discussion and Needs Assessment
lesson3: Discussion on a tentative research question
lesson4: Preparation for the first Presentation
lesson5: Presentation on a tentative research question
lesson6: Feedback and Discussion
lesson7: Discussion on a refined research question
lesson8: Preparation for the second Presentation
lesson9: Presentation on a refined research question
lesson10: Feedback and Discussion
lesson11: Empirical Research Methods
lesson12: Discussion and Progress Report Writing
lesson13: Discussion and Progress Report Writing
lesson14: Presentation and Research Progress Assessment
lesson15: Research Progress Feedback
lesson16: Interim Report and Presentation
lesson17: Feedback on the Presentation and Needs Assemssment
lesson18: Research Methodology 1 and Discussion
lesson19: Research Methodology 2 and Discussion
lesson20: Progress Report and Discussion
lesson21: Progress Report and Discussion
lesson22: Progress Report and Discussion
lesson23: Presentation and Peer-review Exercise 1
lesson24: Presentation and Peer-review Exercise 2
lesson25: Progress Report and Discussion
lesson26: Progress Report and Discussion
lesson27: Progress Report and Discussion
lesson28: Progress Report and Discussion
lesson29: Final Presentation and Peer-Review 1
lesson30: Feedback and Publication Plan

Assessed assignments include: Literature review reports, Presentations, Research progress reports. 
Students will search and choose relevant literature for a specific research topic in consultation with the instructor.  Reading list will be provided periodically in accordance with the individual student's progress. 
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Preparation and
Start writing a short progress report and a literature review immediately after the first session and continue doing so until the final session. Create a database of your references. Keep a journal of the contents of each session with the instructor on a shared platform. Revise your progress reports reflecting your response to the instructor's advice.
Write a list of questions and share it with the instructor two days before each meeting.  
Requirements Students who require special assistance are expected to contact the instructor at the earliest opportunity before the first lesson. Reasonable accommodation shall be provided to the best of the instructor's capacity and knowledge.  
Grading Method Assignments, portfolios, team and individual presentations, progress reports,  
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The instructor and guest advisors have a wide range of practical experiences working with the media and international organizations, including United Nations and OECD. 
Message Clarify the scope of 'peace' that you are discussing in your dissertation, taking into account the multifaceted and multi-layered aspects of peace. 
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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