Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program
Lecture Code WSQA0401 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 総合科学系演習
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Seminar in Integrated Arts and Sciences
ハセガワ タクミ,オギタ ノリオ
Teaching Fellow
シモタシロ ユウスケ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds7-10
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Group discussion and Presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
Eligible Students Master's Course Students
Keywords Risk, Creation, Imagination, Infomation, Civilization, Environment, Social challenges, International challenges 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
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within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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This tutorial course will require the students to challenge themselves by creating their own mini projects through groupworks. Students will utilize their own fields of professions to cultivate international viewpoints, integration of liberal arts and natural science and multi-disciplinary approach. At the end of this course students will acquire the methodology of Integrated Arts and Sciences.
During the course, study groups composed of several students from different fields and nationalities will be formed. Each group members will choose their own groupwork theme out of four preselected themes (“Modern Risk”, “Creation and Imagination”, “Integrated Information” and “Civilization and Environment”). Each of these themes deals with multitude of issues and difficulties engulfing modern society. The goal of these groupworks are to discuss and analyze the chosen theme’s problems, solutions and methods of approach. Finally, students are required to make a presentation regarding their chosen themes, based on a multilateral approach.
Class Schedule lesson1:Guidance session. Introduction of themes based on multidisciplinary and multilateral viewpoints (all four themes)
lesson2:Group formation, groupworks (decidin on themes to work on)
lesson3-6:Groupworks (deciding how to approach problems and provide solutions etc., information gathering and analysis, preparation for the presentation)
lesson8:Presentation in the workshop (all four themes) 
A textbook is not required. 
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Computers will be used depending on necessities.
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Since groupwork are the main focus of this course, each student will be required to gather information and create handouts according to themes selected by their groups. 
Requirements Completion of tutorial classes related to Integrated Arts and Sciences are required to complete the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Program of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Presentation in the workshop is required for the completion of this course in addition to class/meeting attendances. Students are also required to actively participate in the workshop discussions. 
Grading Method Grading will be based on the sum of various factors, including class and workshop participations and the quality of the presentation. Absence without notification will not be tolerated. Those who were absent from classes with legitimate reason will be given an alternate task to complete, which will be required to obtain the credit for this course. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message The guidance session of the first week will be at conference room No. 1 in the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences/School of Integrated Arts and Sciences. Workgroups will be formed after the guidance session. 
Other ・Language: Japanese, English or mixture of both.
・Contents of the syllabus may be altered depending on the progress of the classes
・The tutorial room may be changed mid-course.
・This tutorial is a required subject of a program. Students not part of this program may not take part in this course, unless in special circumstances.
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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