The aim of this course is to learn Japanese expressions and language skills which are useful when you attend a lecture at university. Specifically, students will be requested to write a short paper using data collected by themselves.
By the end of this course, students will be able to acquire the basic skills of: 1) writing a short report, 2) using useful Japanese idiomatic expressions, and 3) reading and using essential kanji characters in kun'yomi.
how to write a report, written style Japanese, kun'yomi kanji, idiomatic Japanese
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
After a brief explanation is provided, group discussion will be held in pairs or groups of three or so. Then, students will give a presentation about the discussion outcomes.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Orientation and diagnostic test||Collect some paper in which you are interested.|
|Class 2||Learn the style of paper.||Find some useful expression to write a paper.|
|Class 3||Find your theme.||Find your theme in which you can easily collect data.|
|Class 4||Make a research question.||Make a research question which you can answer with Yes or No.|
|Class 5||Collect data and express in figures and tables.||Learn how to draw a figure/table and its caption.|
|Class 6||Write a paper.||Learn what are the stylistic elements of a paper.|
|Class 7||Make a presentation.||Consider the speech style of a scientific presentation.|
|Class 8||Feedback.||Consider what kinds of comments are useful for presentors.|
Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance, discussions, a final report or a presentation.
Only the first year international student can take this course.
On the first day of this course we will have a placement test and an orientation by student support division.
You cannot miss it or you cannot take this course.
The placement will be conducted with a computer readable mark drawing way. You must have some pencils and a plastic eraser with you.
GSEP students must take a class indicated GSEP which will be charged by Prof. Sato.