This two-quarter long course is designed to give students specialist knowledge in their fields of study as well as basic knowledge in a broader area, with a focus on research assignments that are suggested by the academic supervisor (assignments may be decided through discussions with the academic supervisor). The students will incorporate this knowledge into their own researches, participate in academic discussions, and give presentations of their findings.
The aims of the above-mentioned process are not only to develop the students’ skills in such areas as literature search and analysis, mapping techniques, and techniques for collecting, analyzing, and assessing data, but also to acquire linguistic proficiencies and comprehension skills as well as the skills to present ideas and arguments effectively in academic writing and through discussions and presentations.
Students will acquire the following in stages by completing International Workshop Research Seminars 1-4:
1. Professional expertise for identifying fundamental scientific and technical issues encountered in social engineering.
2. Ability to independently acquire expertise in areas outside the field of social engineering and connect it to practical problem solving
3. Ability to freely use specialist knowledge to solve problems and come up with creative ideas
4. Ability to conduct research with awareness of the international trends in research and development
5. Ability to explain concepts logically, develop arguments, and put them in writing
Literature search, data collection, data analysis, academic-paper writing, presentation training, discussion training, laboratory-based education, coursework
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students are required to attend all seminars which will be held four times in a semester and give at least one presentation on their own research in a year. Basically it will be held in English.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||To be announced by academic staff in charge of IGP(A) program.||To be announced by academic staff in charge of IGP(A) program.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
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.
Students must be those in the IGP(A)-GLES program and a member of one of the laboratories in the Department of Social Engineering.