2020 Course Assistance in Social and Human Sciences F5

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Yumiyama Tatsuya  Inohara Takehiro  Nishida Ryosuke  Suzuki Yuta  Murota Masao  Ito Asa  Matsuda Toshiki  Suda Kazuhiro  Ueda Noriyuki  Shirabe Masashi  Takuwa Yoshimi  Sato Reiko  Sakuma Kunihiro  Hayashi Naoyuki  Maruyama Takeo  Nakajima Takeshi  Kitamura Kyohhei  Yamane Ryoichi 
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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

The activity plan should be submitted in the specified format and permitted by a week before starting the activities. After conducting the activities, the report in the specified format should be submitted. Based on that report, pass or miss will be judged.

Related courses

  • SHS.L452 : Translational Project in Social and Human Sciences F1
  • SHS.L552 : Translational Project in Social and Human Sciences F2
  • SHS.L433 : Transnational Workshop in Social and Human Sciences F1
  • SHS.L532 : Transnational Workshop 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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