2019 Course Assistance in Social and Human Sciences F3

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Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Murota Masao  Ito Asa  Nishida Ryosuke  Suzuki Yuta  Yumiyama Tatsuya  Inohara Takehiro  Matsuda Toshiki  Suda Kazuhiro  Ueda Noriyuki  Shirabe Masashi  Fudano Jun  Takuwa Yoshimi  Sato Reiko  Hirakawa Yahiro 
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Course description and aims

This course provides students with opportunities to be research or teaching assistants. The students are required to apply their research capabilities and expertise utilization capacities to the research or teaching practices and to gain transformational and transactional leaders’ abilities.

This course aims to cultivate the students’ ability to promote research or teaching activities through the experiences of the research or teaching assistants.

Student learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1) Know research capabilities necessary to promote research or teaching activities;
2) Know expertise utilization capacities necessary to promote research or teaching activities; and
3) Gain transformational and transactional leaders’ abilities necessary to promote research or teaching activities.


research capability, expertise utilization capacity, transformational ability, transactional ability

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Each student assists the instructors of colloquia, exercises, projects, or workshops and writes and submits a “Do and Check (DC) report” on the evaluation of what he/she did as an assistant. In each class, the students discuss and evaluate what they did as assistants, consider how they can improve their activities as assistants, and write and submit “Action and Plan (AP) reports” on the plans of their next activities as assistants.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Based on their activities as assistants and evaluation of them, students consider how to improve their activities and make plans of their next activities. Consider how to improve the activities as assistants.


Not required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be based on: participation in classes as assistants (25% in total); “Do and Check (DC) reports” (25% in total); participation in discussion (25% in total); and “Action and Plan (AP) reports” (25% in total).

Related courses

  • SHS.L413 : Trans-disciplinary Exercise in Social and Human Sciences F1A
  • SHS.L433 : Transnational Workshop in Social and Human Sciences F1A
  • SHS.L452 : Translational Project in Social and Human Sciences F1
  • SHS.L552 : Translational Project in Social and Human Sciences F2
  • SHS.Z492 : Colloquium in Social and Human Sciences F1
  • SHS.Z592 : Colloquium in Social and Human Sciences F2

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

Students must be a member of one of the laboratories in the Department of Social and Human Sciences.

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As needed

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