シラバス Syllabus

Course Title SEMINAR 6
担当教員 Instructor Name 佐藤 亜美(Ami Sato)
コード Couse Code NUC029_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

●Connection to our Mission Statement
SEMINAR 6 is the sixth course of the sequence (SEMINAR 1-6). Through the courses, students will develop the necessary research skills to conduct a project leading to the production of a 4,000 word thesis in English. By doing research on their interests in this seminar, students will also develop their ‘Frontier Spirits’ to enter unexplored areas and propose the future directions.
●Importance of this course
The aim of SEMINAR 6 is to support students in finalising their thesis drafts for submission. Students will learn how to present their findings and conclusion effectively in both written and oral forms.
●Achievement Goal
By the end of SEMINAR 6, students will produce their final thesis drafts (4,000 words) on time and give oral presentations about their research in English confidently.

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. avoid plagiarism
2. complete a 4,000-word thesis in English
3. develop academic writing skills in English
4. increase general English vocabulary
5. give a 15-20 minute presentation on their projects in English

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

1. Course Approach
This course will be taught using lectures and pair/group work. Method is also incorporated. Students will be required to complete reading and writing assignments prior to each class; they will need to spend approximately 1-2 hours per week doing assignments and working on their thesis projects.

2. Feedback Method
Oral and written feedback will be provided for each assignment in class or through Google Classroom.

3. Other
Students will also be encouraged to use the resources at the Central Information Center (Library) for study.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Note: This course schedule is subject to change based on the students' needs and progress. Any changes will be notified and explained to students in advance. (Last modified on 23 June 2021)

Term 3
Week 1
Course overview
Feedback on your first thesis drafts
Checking the submission guidelines
Vocabulary building task
Updating your e-Portfolio

Week 2
Revising your thesis draft
Checking the logical flow and coherence
Vocabulary building task


Week 3
Revising your thesis draft
Writing your thesis abstract
Vocabulary building task

Week 4
Revising your thesis draft
Making cover page, table of contents, references and appendices
Vocabulary building task


Week 5
Submitting your second thesis draft
Vocabulary building task

*Submission Due: Hand in your second thesis draft with cover page, appendices and reference lists in both hard copy and electronic data formats

Week 6
Feedback on your second thesis drafts
Finalising your thesis and producing the final drafts
Vocabulary building task


Week 7
Feedback on your second thesis drafts
Finalising your thesis and producing the final drafts
Vocabulary building task
Updating your e-Portfolio

Term 4
Week 8
Submitting your graduation thesis
Reflecting on your research project
Vocabulary building task
Updating your e-Portfolio


Week 9
Preparing for Viva (Oral Examination) #1
Vocabulary building task

Week 10
Preparing for Viva (Oral Examination) #2
Vocabulary building task


Week 11
Case Discussion
Sharing your experiences of job hunting
Vocabulary building task

*Submission Due: Submit a summary of your thesis (Max. 500 words)

Week 12
Viva (Oral Examination) #1


Week 13
Viva (Oral Examination) #2

Week 14
Viva (Oral Examination) #3
Review of the SEMINAR
Updating your e-Portfolio

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 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 40 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
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 (20%): case assignments, weekly assignments, e-Portfolio
Class Contribution (20%): weekly class contribution
Quizzes/Tests (20%): viva (oral examination) in Weeks 12-14
Final Report (40%):a first draft of your whole thesis

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • Wallwork, A. 「English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises (2nd. printing edition)」Springer(2016)978-1461442974

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

・崎村 耕二(2017)『最新 英語論文によく使う表現 基本編』創元社 ISBM:978-4422810867
・吉田 友子(2015)『アカデミックライティング入門 第2版』慶應義塾大学出版会ISBM:978-4766422122
・白井利明・高橋一郎(2013)『よくわかる卒論の書き方 第2版』ミネルヴァ書房ISBM: 978-4623065721
・Purdue Online Writing Lab https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
・The Academic Phrasebank http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk
・Official Site of APA Style https://apastyle.apa.org/index
・Official Site of AP Stylebook https://www.apstylebook.com

*Additional materials will be provided by the instructor.

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

Here are some comments I received in the previous course evaluation about SEMINAR 3 & 4.
Based on the students' feedback and comments, I will make this seminar course more interesting and helpful.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

研究分野 : イン/ポライトネス、談話分析、コンピュータ媒介コミュニケーション

Academic Degree:Ph.D. in Linguistics (Lancaster University)
Research Area:Im/politeness, Discourse analysis, Computer-mediated communication

(実務経験 Work experience)

2018 - 2019 小樽商科大学 非常勤講師、北海学園大学 非常勤講師
2019 - 現在 名古屋商科大学 専任講師

2018 - 2019 Part-time lecturer (Otaru University of Commerce, Hokkai Gakuen University)
2019 - present Assistant professor (Nagoya University of Commerce and Business)

Refereed Articles

  • (2019) Using I don't know for rapport management in informal language learning online. Research Bulletin of English Teaching (15):
  • (2018) Harmony through disharmony in online communication: an investigation of rapport management in discussion forums from a perspective of situated learning. Lancaster University

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2020). A Study of the Speech Event of ‘Offering’ in English from the Viewpoint of Politeness. Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Pragmatics Society of Japan .Pragmatics Society of Japan. 1. 3. Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
  • (2019). Rapport Management in Apologizing: From English Speech Acts Corpora. Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Pragmatics Society of Japan .Pragmatics Society of Japan. 1. 3. Kyorin University, JAPAN