シラバス Syllabus

授業名 SEMINAR 4
Course Title SEMINAR 4
担当教員 Instructor Name Niculina Nae
コード Couse Code NUC022_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.”
SEMINAR 4 is the fourth 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 4 is to:
-Guide students in the writing of the Literature Review and Methodology section of their thesis
-Practice strong academic writing, research, and editing skills
-Instruct students to collect and analyze data
- learning the key components of scientific research
- learning how to read research papers from a critical perspective
- learning how to conduct ethical research
- learning to analyze information from multiple perspectives
- learning to present one's arguments in a logical and persuasive way

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. Draft, edit, and complete a FINAL version of their thesis LITERATURE REVIEW
2. Understand the format and function of the METHODOLOGY section of the thesis
3. Learn to analyze survey and interview data
4. Continue developing academic writing skills in English
5. Learn to present the main findings of the thesis
6. Give a presentation on their thesis progress

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 70 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 30 %
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 discussions, peer reviews, 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 aid 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 weekly assignments, either online (Google classroom) or in class.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Week 1:
Seminar 3 Review
Students' research topics and data collection methods presentation

Week 2:
Literature Review Writing Instruction/Review
Students' Literature Review example reading/editing

第2日(Day2)

Week 3:
Students' Literature Review example reading/editing (2)
Students' survey data analysis (2)

Week 4:
Methodology example reading
Students' interview data analysis (2)

第3日(Day3)

Week 5:
Methodology example reading (2)
Presenting survey data (teacher example)

Week 6:
Writing Methodology
Presenting survey data (student example)


第4日(Day4)

Week 7:
Writing Methodology
Presenting interview data (teacher example)

Week 8:
Presenting interview data (student example)
Literature Review Part 2 Draft Due

第5日(Day5)

Week 9:
Academic Writing Activities: Plagiarism / quoting/ paraphrasing exercises
Data analysis (digital data, document data)

Week 10:
Other types of data analysis (digital data, document data)(2)

第6日(Day6)

Week 11
Academic Writing Activities: Revising your writing
Data analysis (digital data, document data) (Teacher example)

Week 12:
Data analysis (digital data, document data) (Student example)
Seminar 4 Quiz

第7日(Day7)

Week 13:
Student progress presentations

Week 14:
Student progress presentations
Literature Review Final Draft

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 10 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 10 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 20 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 10 %
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 30 %
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.)
Final Exam = Presentations in Week 13/14
Final Report = Literature Review Final Draft

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • None「A textbook is not necessary for this course」None(None)

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 


Prof. Nae holds an MA in translation and a PhD with a dissertation in linguistics from Nagoya University. She has been teaching English to students of all ages and levels for over two decades. Besides an extensive teaching experience, Prof. Nae has been actively involved in research and translation/interpretation work. Her research interests are translation studies, internationalization in higher education, gender studies, and active learning in Japanese clasrooms.

Refereed Articles

  • (2022) Study Abroad Programs at the Crossroads. Euromentor Journal, Studies about Education XIII(2): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2022) Acculturation in a hostile land: The plight of immigrant children in Japan. Euromentor Journal - Studies about Education 13(1): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2022) Gender diversity on corporate boards – still a distant dream?. Cogito 14(1): ISSN 2068-6706
  • (2021) Formative and Dialogic Interactions: Japanese School and the Role of Zenjin Education. Euromentor Journal - Studies about Education 12(4): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2021) Lessons Learned in the Year of the Pandemic: A Case Study of Nagoya University of Commerce and Business. Euromentor Journal, Studies about Education 12(1): ISSN 2068-780X

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2020). Conventional Education vs. Remote Education – “Just Put it Online?” A Report from Japan. Innovation in Language Learning 13th Edition Proceedings .Pixel Conferences. 1. 2. Florence, Italy
  • (2017). Womenomics: Is the Workforce Ready?. 10th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business (Book of Proceedings) .EuroMed Academy of Business. 1. 4. Rome, Italy
  • (2017). From Home to Workplace: Is Womenomics Possible?. IAFFE 2017 Book of Abstracts .IAFFE. 1. 3. Sungshin University, Seoul, South Korea






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