2018 Colloquium in Educational System IV

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Human System Science
Yamagishi Kimihiko  Matsuda Toshiki  Murota Masao  Nakayama Minoru 
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Course description and aims

This two-quarter long course aims at cultivating students academic professional knowledge in their field of study as well as basic knowledge in a broader area, with a focus on research assignments. The students conduct their original research, participate in academic discussions, and give presentations of their findings.
The aims of the aforesaid process include not only skill development in such areas as literature search and data analysis. They also include ability to present ideas and arguments effectively in academic writing and through discussions and presentations. Research Seminar courses are central to the individually personalized education, and the instructor strongly encourages active engagement. Students shall develop expertise in their field of study.

Student learning outcomes

Problem solving skills in the academic field.
Communication skills to present each student's academic progress and achievement.


Literature search, data collection, data analysis, academic writing, presentation skills

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Consult each student's advisor

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 To be announced in each laboratory To be announced in each laboratory


Designated as necessities arise.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Designated as necessities arise.

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluation by daily work and the level of achievement.

Related courses

  • ZDA.Y492 : Colloquium in Educational System II
  • ZDA.Y591 : Colloquium in Educational System III
  • ZDA.Y592 : Colloquium in Educational System IV

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must be a member of one of the laboratories in the course.

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