2022 Translational Project in Social and Human Sciences S3

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Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Sakuma Kunihiro  Nishida Ryosuke  Murota Masao  Suzuki Yuta  Yumiyama Tatsuya  Inohara Takehiro  Matsuda Toshiki  Shirabe Masashi  Ito Asa  Takuwa Yoshimi  Sato Reiko  Maruyama Takeo  Nakajima Takeshi  Yamane Ryoichi  Kitamura Kyohhei  Kawana Shinji  Nakano Tamio  Majima Shunzo  Takahashi Masaki  Yamamoto Hilofumi  Kaneko Hironao 
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Course description and aims

This course is a project based learning which introducing writing a research proposal, creating academic articles, and having individual presentations and group presentations. The purpose of the course is aimed at improving academic performance and capabilities necessary for writing a doctoral thesis through group activities. At the same time, it is aimed at in the following four points: 1) familiarising with various areas of social scienced and humanities other than your own; 2) understanding general features of research methodology and the particularity of each specific areas; 3) broadening your own research area; and 4) enhancing leadership to younger generations.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Ability to dialogue and declare
2) Interdiscipnary knowledge over several specialized fields
3) Ability to solve problems


Research methods, presentation, group work

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

At the beginning of the course, students are required to submit a research proposal. Register for the course at the earliest time so that you can obtain the announcement on the way of submission and its deadline. At the end of the course, you are also required to actively participate in all sessions of the presentation meeting by making questions and comments upon the presentations. Those students who have not acted as a moderator are possibly asked to take up the role.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Write a research proposal.Discuss it with the supervosor and sub-academicadvisor. Write a research proposal and revise it.
Class 2 Find out the 'keys' to pass a peer-review process of academic articles through literature research. Learn and acquire research methodology, including newly exploring other various research methods that are required for research in social sciences and humanities (such as experiments, survey, interview, action research, simulation, statistical analysis, qualitative research), so that they could contribute to your own research. Practice of each method
Class 3 Self-evaluation on your academic performance (i.e., progress of research) by comparing with the research proposal. Write the final report in which the causes of success and failure and the improvement policy shall be included. Based on that report, students are required to such activities as presentations, discussions, and reflections. Submit the final report and revise it.


Nothing required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Research plan, presentation, report, and e-portfolio

Related courses

  • SHS.L652 : Translational Project in Social and Human Sciences F3
  • SHS.L653 : Translational Project in Social and Human Sciences S4
  • SHS.L654 : Translational Project in Social and Human Sciences F4
  • SHS.L655 : Translational Project in Social and Human Sciences S5
  • SHS.L656 : Translational Project in Social and Human Sciences F5

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

Social and Human Science course students can only register. Participation is required.


This course includes the content of science.

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