シラバス Syllabus

Course Title SEMINAR 4
担当教員 Instructor Name Anthony Townley
コード Couse Code NUC021_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

The Seminar program is an important part of undergraduate curriculum at NUCB that gives students the opportunity to undertake original research and write a graduation thesis as part of their 'Frontier Spirit' development. Writing a research thesis is an essential way to communicate in academic communities all around the world. When you write, you question assumptions, share your opinions, express new connections between ideas, report research findings and demonstrate knowledge. Once your research thesis is written, it is available to many people, both now and in the future.
The Seminar program is designed to guide and assist students to write a 4,000 word thesis step by step. This is a student-centered learning environment where students need to actively participate in each step of the research and writing process as an independent, critical scholar and develop their Frontier Spirit. My primary role as teacher is to guide you and help you develop the necessary research and writing skills in English.
Students are expected to complete the Methodology section and begin their original research in accordance with the process described in the Methodology section during Seminar 4.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals


LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG7 International Perspectives (BA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

1. To become familiar with theories, methods, and findings in the fields of SLA and bilingualism;
2. To develop your ability to read research reports about SLA and bilingualism topics meaningfully;
3. To support you through the process of deepening and transforming your understanding of the course materials into a research project product that is connected to your professional career goals;
4. To support you through the process of conducting and reporting on a research project that explores an SLA topic of your choice.

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 20 %
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 60 %
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

The course will be conducted via informal lectures by the instructor, individual student presentations of their work in progress and of readings, and via active group discussion of topics in pairs and groups. I expect from seminar participants that they make every effort to contribute meaningfully to planned and spontaneous discussions and that they consciously create and exploit opportunities for personally relevant learning. I will provide feedback on every task.

For communication as a class beyond class time, we will use Google classroom website.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Week 1: Syllabus


Weeks 2 - 5: We will learn the specific requirements for writing your Methodology section, which involves describing how your research methodology is done, explaining and justifying the research design, and explaining how the results will be analyzed.


Weeks 6 - 7: Students will give presentations of their research methodology as the Preparation Report (20%). Students should now be in the position to being the research analysis process.


Weeks 8 - 9: Students will submit a written copy of their Methodology section as the Preparation Report (20%) based on feedback received during the Peer Assessment.


Weeks 10 - 12: Students will provide written updates of their research process for feedback and guidance as a major part of the Class Contribution Assessment (30%).


Week 13: Student will give a brief presentation of their research process.


Week 14: Students will submit a finalized copy of their Methodology section and any discussion of research findings as the Final Report (30%) for Seminar 3.

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

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 30 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 30 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 20 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 0 %
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 30 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 20 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Preparation Report (Revised Literature Review section): 20%
Class Contribution (participation in class activities, attitude in class): 30%
Peer Assessment (PowerPoint Presentation of research methodology): 20%
Final Report (Methodology section): 30%

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • N/A「N/A」N/A(N/A)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

All additional materials will be uploaded to Google classroom.

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

I was able to understand how to cite previous studies.

I can proceed with my thesis systematically.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Anthony Townley completed his Master (MA) and Doctoral (PhD) degrees in Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). Anthony previously completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia) and a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Asian Studies (BA) at Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia).

Anthony has accumulated 25 years of varied professional work experience, most recently as the Director of Academic Writing at at Koç University in Istanbul. He has also worked as a commercial lawyer in Sydney and as an English language instructor, in a variety of teaching and administrative roles in Australia, Turkey and Japan. His special teaching areas include: English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Academic Writing, Legal Writing and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and he is currently undertaking sociolinguistic research of legal/business discourse practices in Japan.

(実務経験 Work experience)

Professor, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (2018 - present).

Director of Academic Writing Program, Koç University, Istanbul (2015 – 2017)

Academic Writing & Legal Writing Instructor, Koç University, Istanbul (2009 – 2017).

Academic Writing Consultant, Open Society Foundation, New York (2008 - 2017).

In-House Commercial Lawyer, TeleResources Engineering, Sydney (2006 – 2008).

EFL Language Instructor, Morioka English Academy, Iwate Japan (2002 – 2004).

Commercial Lawyer, Corrs, Chambers, Westgarth, Sydney (2000 – 2002).

Refereed Articles

  • (2022) The Use of a Multi-Perspectival Research Model for a Discourse Study of M&A Commercial Law Practice. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research 9(1): 2376-760X
  • (2022) The use of discourse expertise to control the provision of legal services and establish discursive hegemony in commercial law practice: a case study from Europe. International Journal of Legal Discourse 2364-883X
  • (2021) The Use of Discourse Maps to Teach Contract Negotiation Communicative Practices. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly 84(1): 2329-4906
  • (2021) The intertextual nature of embedded email communication for contract negotiation activities. Text & Talk. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse & Communication Studies 41(4): 1860-7330
  • (2019) A pivotal interactional role to oversee contract negotiation activity: Insights into a key interdisciplinary legal-business practice. Discourse & Communication 17504813

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2019). It Doesn’t Always Pay to be Polite in Business: the Discourse Realities of Facework and Im/politeness Discourse Strategies in Contract Negotiation using Email Communication. Proceedings of the Third JALT Business Communication SIG Conference .It doesn’t always pay to be polite in business: the discourse realities of facework and im/politeness discourse strategies in contract negotiation using email communication. 1. 2. Toyo University, Tokyo