Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Doctoral Course) Division of Educational Sciences Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Program
Lecture Code WNDD0060 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別研究
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Research in Special Topics
ニシムラ ヒロシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Fri5-6:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Lecture based, frequent blackboard demonstration, and debate
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 7 : Graduate Special Studies
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Sociology
Eligible Students Compulsory elective for Program in Japanese Pedagogy, Linguistics and Cultural Studies Major (Those who write a doctoral dissertation in cultural studies directed by Nishimura)
Keywords To help build the foundation of a doctoral dissertation (from the viewpoint of cultural studies, especially sociology).
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
On this course you will learn techniques required to write a doctoral dissertation and study theories of cultural sociology, historical sociology, and cultural-studies.
Class Schedule lesson1 M・Mauss
lesson2 M・Mauss
lesson3 M・Mauss
lesson4 M.Foucault
lesson5 M.Foucault
lesson6 M.Foucault
lesson7 G・Bateson
lesson8  G・Bateson
lesson9  G・Bateson
lesson10  E・Goffman
lesson11  E・Goffman
lesson12  E・Goffman
lesson13  P.Bourdieu
lesson14  P.Bourdieu
lesson15  P.Bourdieu

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Introduction of appropriate reference books.
Instruction will be given appropriately.
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(More Details) Text book, handouts,audio material,visual materials
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
According to the student's theme, I will explain methods and distribute materials in a proper situation
Requirements The person who is going to write a doctoral dissertation under the instruction by Nishimura only can attend this class.
Grading Method I will score your doctoral dissertation based on the interest of your topic, the way you formulate your questions, and the way you conduct your research.
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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