2024 Mentoring on Humanities and Social Sciences

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Humanities and social science courses
Okada Saori  Suzuki Takeo  Mitsubori Koichiro  Nagamine Mitsue  Suzuki Yuta  Shirabe Masashi  Yamamoto Takamitsu  Takao Takashi  Jibu Renge  Koizumi Yuto  Kawanishi Toma  Ebara Mika 
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Course description and aims

Students will conduct exploratory research aligned with their own areas of concern under the direct guidance of ILA
faculty members (mentors).

Student learning outcomes

(1) Become able to formulate creative and exploratory questions based on one's own interests and themes.
(2) Become able to select and execute research methods aligned with personal areas of concern for further exploration.
(3) Become able to organize prior research in related academic fields on one's own research theme according to scholarly conventions
(4) Become able to plan research, write research papers, and summarize research results.
(5) Become able to expand and deepen one's own ideas and generate new insights through dialogue with mentors.


(1) formulate questions, (2) overview the discipline, (3) explore previous research, (4) develop a course of study and research plan, and (5) create opportunities for emergent dialogue.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students will consult regularly with their mentor faculty, receive direct guidance equivalent to 100 minutes x 7 sessions, and conduct independent study on their own research themes. The schedule and method for direct instruction will be determined after prior consultation with the mentor faculty member.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 You will receive individual instructions from your mentor. You will receive individual instructions from your mentor.


You will receive individual instructions from your mentor.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

You will receive individual instructions from your mentor.

Assessment criteria and methods

Engagement and reflection (50%)
Deliverables that can evaluate the results of research (50%)

Related courses

  • LAH.T373 : Workshop on Humanities and Social Sciences
  • LAH.C101 : Tokyo Tech Visionary Project
  • LAH.C301 : Liberal Arts Final Report

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

Only third-year undergraduate students who have participated in the workshop and received approval may take this course. Please note that it may not always be possible to designate a mentor as desired.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Please ask your mentor directly.

Office hours

Please ask your mentor directly.

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