Bachelor's thesis research is the culmination of undergraduate education. The L1 seminar of life science course serves as a prelude to starting work on bachelor's thesis research, in which each student reaffirms their research interests, with the primary goal of providing information on joining a laboratory. The instructors will teach students about how to explore research topics, experiment design, and how to evaluate their findings by introducing students to the research of each instructor. In addition, the instructor will motivate students to pursue truth through research and to contribute to society through life science.
By the course, students will acquire the following knowledge:
1) Research interests of each instructor
2) How to create a novel research topic
3) Designing a research process
4) Trends in related fields
5) Evaluation of experimental results
Creation, design, and methodology of research topics
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Instructors from the Life Science course will be in charge of each class, where they will introduce in connection with their research the details of deciding on a topic, trends in related fields, research techniques, and the potential of the research. Students will deepen their understanding of each research topic by deciding on and solving problems as needed.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to research topic, background, methodology, design, and prospects for the future.||Conduct an inquiry into assignment given|
Handouts are distributed at the beginning of each class when necessary, and lectures are presented with the help of PowerPoint slides.
Specifics of the assessment criteria and methods, which are in accordance with the student learning outcomes 1–5, will be announced prior to the start of the course.
1. Students must be enrolled in the Life Science course.
2. Students must have completed 100-200 level basic courses offered by the Life Science and Technology undergraduate major or have equivalent knowledge.