2022 Course Assistance in Social and Human Sciences S5

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Matsuda Toshiki  Sato Reiko  Yumiyama Tatsuya  Nakajima Takeshi  Inohara Takehiro  Nishida Ryosuke  Suzuki Yuta  Murota Masao  Ito Asa  Shirabe Masashi  Takuwa Yoshimi  Sakuma Kunihiro  Maruyama Takeo  Yamane Ryoichi  Kawana Shinji  Kitamura Kyohhei  Nakano Tamio  Majima Shunzo  Takahashi Masaki  Yamamoto Hilofumi  Kaneko Hironao 
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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 and teaching activities through the experiences of the teaching assistants of core courses of master program.

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 exercises, projects, or workshops of master program courses and writes and submits the pre- and post-report.

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.
Class 2 Attend the course as teaching assistant. Meeting before lesson, assistance in the lesson, and review after meeting should be conducted for each lesson.
Class 3 Based on the activities as assistants, students self-evaluate their own development and consider how to improve their activities as well as making revised TA manual for future TA students. Write and submit “Final report” and revised TA manual after the last lesson.


Not required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

TA manual for each core course of master program.
The specified format file of the activity plan and the final report.

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.L451 : Translational Project in Social and Human Sciences S1
  • SHS.L551 : Translational Project in Social and Human Sciences S2
  • SHS.L431 : Transnational Workshop in Social and Human Sciences S1
  • SHS.L531 : Transnational Workshop in Social and Human Sciences S2

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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