This course aims to learn how to apply Japanese expressions and language skills which are useful when you attend a lecture at a university. Specifically, students will be requested to write a short paper using data collected by themselves and present their peers.
By the end of this course, students will be able to acquire and apply the advanced 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, students will discuss the topics in a small group. Then, students will make a presentation about the discussion outcomes.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Orientation and diagnostic test||Collect some paper which you concern.|
|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 quickly 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 the stylistic elements of a paper are.|
|Class 7||Make a presentation, and Feedback.||Consider the speech style of a scientific presentation.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
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.