シラバス Syllabus

授業名 SEMINAR 1
Course Title SEMINAR 1
担当教員 Instructor Name Wenjing Li
コード Couse Code NUC016_N21A
授業形態 Class Type 演習 Practicum
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 共通専門教育科目300系 / Specialized Subject 300
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2021 UG Nisshin Spring

授業の概要 Course Overview


This course directly aligns with NUCB's mission statement to “educate innovative and ethical leaders who possess a ‘Frontier Spiritʼ and to create knowledge that advances business and society." In this course, students will gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to communicate about global issues and "bridge the gap between New Asia and the rest of the world.”
SEMINAR 1 is the first course in the seminar sequence. In SEMINAR 1-6, students will:

-Deepen their understanding of the English language
-Enhance their ability to express themselves and make advanced argumentation in English
-Develop the necessary skills to conduct a research project
-Produce a thesis in English

The aim of SEMINAR 1 is to:

-Help students identify their interests and academic strengths and weaknesses
-Guide students to focus their ideas and choose an appropriate research topic for their thesis
-Learn foundational writing and research skills
-Acquire academic vocabulary for use in the thesis

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals

*本学の教育ミッションを具現化する形で設定されています。

LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Understand the components of an undergraduate thesis at NUCB
2. Choose an appropriate research topic for their thesis
3. Understand plagiarism/academic dishonesty and how to avoid it
4. Be able to use the library and internet to conduct research
5. Develop academic writing skills in English
6. Increase academic English vocabulary

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 80 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 20 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

This course will be taught using lectures, small and large group discussion, peer review, and presentations.

Students should be prepared to spend approximately 1-2 hours preparing and completing homework BEFORE each weekly class meeting.
Students should be prepared to utilize the Central Information Center (library) to aide them in conducting their research.

To be successful in class, students must complete the required weekly assignments, come to class prepared, and be ACTIVE participants in class.

The teacher will provide oral and written feedback on all assignments, either online (Google classroom) or in class.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Week 1:
Course overview and introductory student presentations
Overview: What is a graduation thesis?
Joining the academic discourse community

Week 2:
Brainstorming Activity: Interests/Passions/Career Options
Building academic vocabulary
Making a progress schedule

第2日(Day2)

Week 3:
Brainstorming activity: strengths and weaknesses
Peer review activity
Practice using academic vocabulary

Week 4:
The role of curiosity: creating research questions
Generating keywords for research
Research topic possibilities


第3日(Day3)

Week 5:
Narrowing your focus
How to conduct research: Finding 1 reliable source

Week 6:
Peer activity
Editing activity: incorporating academic vocabulary

第4日(Day4)

Week 7:
Student presentations on intended research topic

Week 8:
Plagiarism and how to avoid it
Practice quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing

第5日(Day5)

Week 9:
More practice quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing
Finding another reliable source

Week 10:
Continuing research: show and tell


第6日(Day6)

Week 11:
Presentation Draft Submission
Peer activity

Week 12:
Compiling a working bibliography
Draft revision activity

第7日(Day7)

Week 13:
Student Topic Presentations: Who/What/Where/When/Why/How

Week 14:
Student Topic Presentations: Who/What/Where/When/Why/How
Submission of edited draft materials
Summer planning


成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

*成績は下記該当項目を基に決定されます。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
予習レポート Preparation Report 30 %
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 20 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 20 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 30 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Preparation Report = Weekly Homework Assignments submitted on Google Classroom
Class contribution = Class participation (volunteering in class, completing in-class work, peer activities, asking questions, etc.)
Final Exam = Presentations in Week 7, 13/14

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • -「A textbook is not necessary for this course」-(-)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Booth, Wayne C., et al. The Craft of Research. The University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Gill, C. M. Essential Writing Skills for College & Beyond. Writer's Digest Books, 2014.

Howard, Rebecca Moore. Writing Matters: a Handbook for Writing and Research. McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.

Strunk, William, E B. White, E B. White, and E B. White. The Elements of Style. , 2009.

Wallwork, Adrian. English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar. Springer, 2016.


* The materials will be distributed by the instructor

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

Student progress will be evaluated throughout the course. If students have any questions concerning their course standing, they should contact the professor.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 


Wendy Li is an assistant professor at NUCB. She obtained her PhD from Michigan State University, USA. She taught English language courses in China and English language teaching courses in the USA. Her research interests include identity development of language learners and teachers, transnational students' language and literacy learning.

Refereed Articles

  • (2020) Problematizing enterprise culture in global academic publishing: Linguistic entrepreneurship through the lens of two Chinese visiting scholars in a U.S. university. Multilingua-Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication
  • (2020) TRACING CHINESE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ LANGUAGE AND LITERACY SOCIALIZATION TRAJECTORIES WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE FIRST-YEAR WRITING CONTEXT IN A U.S. UNIVERSITY. Michigan State University
  • (2020) Research tasks on ethics in applied linguistics. Language Teaching 0261-4448
  • (2020) Unpacking the complexities of teacher identity: Narratives of two Chinese teachers of English in China. Language Teaching Research 13621688
  • (2020) Problematizing EMI language policy in a transnational world: China's entry into the global higher education market. English Today 1474-0567






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