2019 Colloquium in Social and Human Sciences S3

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Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
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Course description and aims

This two-quarter long course is designed to give students specialist knowledge in their field of study as well as basic knowledge in a broader area, with a focus on research theme decided through discussions with the academic supervisor. The students will incorporate this knowledge into their own research themes to carry out research, participate in academic discussions, and give presentations of their findings.
The aims of the abovementioned process are not only to develop the students’ skills in such areas as literature search and analysis, as well as the ability to present ideas and arguments effectively in academic writing and through discussions and presentations. By enrolling in Research Seminar courses and pursuing research activities, based on developing high level expertise in their field of study, analytical and organizational capability, the ability of value-creation and fostering think of ways to solve problems, students are expected complete research work of the doctoral thesis.

Student learning outcomes

Ability to freely utilize specialist knowledge to solve problems and provide creative ideas
Ability to conduct research with awareness of the trends in research and development and an international grasp of the field
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

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Check with your academic supervisor.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 研究室毎に周知する。 To be announced by each laboratory.


Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluation by daily work and the level of achievement.

Related courses

  • SHS.Z691 : Colloquium in Social and Human Sciences S3
  • SHS.Z692 : Colloquium in Social and Human Sciences F3
  • SHS.Z693 : Colloquium in Social and Human Sciences S4
  • SHS.Z694 : Colloquium in Social and Human Sciences F4
  • SHS.Z695 : Colloquium in Social and Human Sciences S5

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

Students must be a member of one of the laboratories in the course.


This course includes the content of science.

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