シラバス Syllabus

授業名 SEMINAR 2
Course Title SEMINAR 2
担当教員 Instructor Name 植村 猛(Takeshi Uemura)
コード Couse Code NUC016_N22B
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 専門教育科目300系 / Specialized Subject 300
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2022 UG Nisshin Fall

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.”
Throughout the seminar courses (seminar 1-6), students will be able to develop research skills necessary to conduct a research project. The aim of this seminar is to help students to find an appropriate research topic, do a small research experiment, and write a 4,000 word thesis step by step.
SEMINAR 2 is the second course in the seminar sequence. In SEMINAR 1-6, students will:

This seminar will examine main issues and extant research in applied linguistics and theoretical perspectives.

-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

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


The aim of SEMINAR 2 is to:

-Guide students in the writing of the INTRODUCTION section of their thesis
-Practice strong academic writing, research, and editing skills
-Apply knowledge of academic vocabulary
-Begin the literature review section of the thesis

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.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. FINALIZE their research topic
2. Draft, edit, and complete a FINAL version of their thesis INTRODUCTION
3. Practice using the library and internet to conduct research
4. Understand the format and function of the LITERATURE REVIEW section of the thesis
5. Continue developing academic writing skills in English
6. Apply knowledge of their expanding academic English vocabulary
7. Give a presentation on their thesis progress


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:
Thesis section review/quiz
Student progress presentations


Week 2:
Editing activity
Introduction Example Reading
Introduction Outlining


第2日(Day2)

Week 3:
Drafting the introduction
Incorporating academic vocabulary

Week 4:
Identifying "gaps"
Who/what/where/when/why/how of your topic
Peer Q & A


第3日(Day3)

Week 5:
Connecting paragraphs and ideas
Editing for clarity

Week 6:
Peer review workshop
Literature Review section overview


第4日(Day4)

Week 7:
Compiling a bibliography
Practice quoting/paraphrasing/summarizing

Week 8:
Focusing on research (students to bring ONE of their sources to class)


第5日(Day5)

Week 9:
Full introduction draft due
Problem-solving Q & A

Week 10:
Draft revision
Building better sentences


第6日(Day6)

Week 11
Plagiarism review / quiz
Outlining the literature review

Week 12:
Quoting / paraphrasing / summarizing your sources (4)


第7日(Day7)

Week 13:
Student progress presentations
In-text citation practice
FINAL DRAFT of Introduction due

Week 14:
Student progress presentations
Preparing for SEMINAR 3: Developing the Literature Review


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。
*クラス貢献度合計はコールドコールと授業内での挙手発言の合算値です。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 20 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 20 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 20 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 20 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 20 %
期末試験 Final Exam 20 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
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.)

Quizzes =Introduction (draft); References project 2

Final Report = Introduction (final)

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

  • American Psychological Association「 Concise Guide to APA Style: Seventh Edition」American Psychological Association(2019)978-1433832734

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Suggested reading:
Bitchener, J. (2010). Writing an applied linguistics thesis or dissertation: A guide to presenting empirical research. Palgrave

Ellis, R. (2015). Understanding second language acquisition (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press.

Lightbown, P., & Spada, N. (2013). How languages are learned (4th Edition). Oxford University Press.

Mackey, A., & Gass, S. M. (2011). Research methods in second language acquisition: A practical guide. Wiley-Blackwell.

Mackey, A., & Gass, S. M. (2015). Second language research: Methodology and design (2nd edition). Routledge.

Nunan, D. (2005). Research methods in language learning. Ernst Klett Sprachen.

Oxford, R. L. (Ed.). (1996). Language learning strategies around the world: Cross-cultural perspectives (No. 13). Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr.

Richards, J. C., & Rodgers, T. S. (2014). Approaches and methods in language teaching. Cambridge university press.


Detailed compilation of APA info: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html

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

You should consult specialized research journals and bilingualism and SLA references early in the process of developing your thesis. Main journals that publish SLA research, in alphabetical order:

Language Learning
Modern Language Journal
Second Language Research

And also:
Applied Linguistics
Canadian Modern Language Review
International Journal of Applied Linguistics
International Review of Applied Linguistics
Language Learning & Technology
Language Teaching Research
System
TESOL Quarterly


You can also find research articles published in Japanese context: https://jalt-publications.org/jj/archive

You can also use the library for any additional materials.
This is the first time I am teaching this course.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 


After graduations from U C Berkeley and T C Columbia University, he has been teaching English in Japan since 1981.

(実務経験 Work experience)

1981 Lecturer NUCB
1983 - 1988 Lecturer, Associate Prof Koryo International College
1998 - 2002 Associate Prof, Professor NUCB Faculty of Foreign Languages and Asian Studies
2010 Professor NUCB Faculty of Communication
2011 Professor, Acting Dean NUCB Faculty of Communication
2013 Professor, Dean NUCB Faculty of Communication
2017 Specially Appointed Professor NUCB
2018 Specially Appointed Professor NUCB Faculty of International Studies
2018 - present Professor, Dean NUCB Faculty of International Studies
1988-1995 Japan Based Professor TC Columbia University TESOL MA Program


He has been involved in various committees during his service at NUCB.






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