シラバス Syllabus

授業名 SEMINAR 1
Course Title SEMINAR 1
担当教員 Instructor Name Niculina Nae
コード Couse Code NUC039_N24A
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 2024 UG Nisshin Spring

授業の概要 Course Overview

Misson Statementとの関係性 / Connection to our Mission Statement

This seminar 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 seminar, 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.”

授業の目的(意義) / Importance of this course

SEMINAR 1 is the first course in the seminar sequence. In SEMINAR 1, 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

到達目標 / Achievement Goal


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 %

事前学修と事後学修の内容、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Pre- and Post-Course Learning, 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:
Seminar overview
Students' research topics and research questions presentation

Week 2:
Students' Introduction example reading/editing
Students' data collection methods review

第2日(Day2)

Week 3:
Students' data collection methods development
Academic Writing Activities - Learning to make an outline for the Literature Review section

Week 4:
Academic Writing Activities - Making an outline of Literature Review
Continue to develop instruments and materials for data collection

第3日(Day3)

Week 5:
Academic Writing Activities - Connecting paragraphs and ideas
Literature Review example reading

Week 6:
Survey and interview piloting

第4日(Day4)

Week 7:
Academic Writing Activities - Learning to summarize previous studies
Survey data collection (in-class)

Week 8:
Survey data analysis (Example)
Compiling a bibliography
Introduction Final Draft Due

第5日(Day5)

Week 9:
Academic Writing Activities: Practice quoting/paraphrasing/summarizing
Students' survey data analysis

Week 10:
Interview data collection (Example)

第6日(Day6)

Week 11
Academic Writing Activities: Quoting/paraphrasing / summarizing your sources (2)
Interview data analysis (Example)

Week 12:
Students' interview data analysis

第7日(Day7)

Week 13:
Student progress presentations

Week 14:
Student progress presentations
Final Report

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 20 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 20 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 40 %
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 10 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

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

Matthew A. Taylor, David E. Kluge "Basic Steps to Academic Writing" 2nd Edition, 2011 Cengage Learning
David E. Kluge, Matthew A. Taylor "Basic Steps to Writing Research Papers" 2nd Edition, 2018 Cengage Learning

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

  • (2024) Historical Roles of Women in Education: A Comparative Analysis of Japan and Romania. Euromentor Journal - Studies about Education 15(2): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2023) Can Japan Aspire to a Gender-Equal Society? Japanese Male and Female Students' Attitudes Regarding Marriage and Gender Roles in Family and Society. Forum of International Development Studies 54(1): 2189-9126
  • (2022) The Post Pandemic "New Normal" in Japanese Education. Euromentor Journal - Studies about Education XIII(3): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2022) Study Abroad Programs at the Crossroads. Euromentor Journal, Studies about Education XIII(2): ISSN 2068-780X
  • (2022) Gender diversity on corporate boards – still a distant dream?. Cogito 14(1): ISSN 2068-6706

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2023). Enhancing English Vocabulary Learning through Listening to Vocal Music. Conference Proceedings. Innovation in Language Learning 2023 (e-book) .Innovation in Language Learning 2023, 16th Edition. 1. 2. Firenze, Italy
  • (2023). Cultivating Effective Communication Skills in TOEIC Classes: Moving Beyond Drills. Conference Proceedings. Innovation in Language Learning 2023 (e-book) .Innovation in Language Learning 2023, 16th Edition. 1. 2. Firenze, Italy
  • (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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