|専門分野||This seminar will focus on socio-cultural issues in both Japan and abroad. My particular research interest is in intercultural competence, which looks at such themes as gender issues, media studies (film, music, etc.), as well as the use of technology in education and in society in general.|
Students in this seminar will explore various socio-cultural issues that occur primarily in other English-speaking cultures and Japan. In addition to short research projects, presentations, and discussions, students will also need to choose their own topic based on one of these issues to research for their graduation thesis or project. All discussions, presentations, and writing will be in English.
In the spring semester, 3rd year students will be introduced to various socio-cultural issues, both contemporary and traditional, through readings, lectures, and videos. Through exposure to these different issues, students will begin to think seriously about a topic for their graduation project or thesis.
In the fall semester, 3rd year students will continue their exploration of socio-cultural issues through self-directed projects. As the semester progresses, students will choose a topic for their graduation project or thesis, begin their research and present their findings to their classmates toward the end of the term.
In the spring semester, 4th year students will explore their chosen research topic in depth and share their findings with other students through presentation. By the end of the term, students will be ready to begin writing their research papers and putting together their projects.
In the fall semester, 4th year students will complete the writing of their graduation project report or thesis under their professor's guidance. Students working on a graduation project will present their findings and conclusions to their classmates.
Students will be expected to conduct research, write, give presentations, and lead discussions in English. Students should be confident in their abilities to use English for all aspects of the seminar.