シラバス Syllabus

授業名 SEMINAR 6
Course Title SEMINAR 6
担当教員 Instructor Name Alexander Kilpatrick
コード Couse Code NUC055_N23B
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 2023 UG Nisshin Fall

授業の概要 Course Overview


The purpose of Seminar is to provide students with the knowledge and understanding required to complete their undergraduate thesis.
In line with NUCB's mission statement, this English language course aims to educate and inspire students to become innovative and ethical leaders through the medium of English. In so doing, it is hoped they can grasp and take on the ideal of ʻFrontier Spiritʼ and the ability to create knowledge in English for the advancement of business and society.
The course marks the beginning of an important relationship between teacher and students in terms of overall guidance and personal self-development toward graduation from university and transition into the working world.

It is designed to help students begin the process of learning how to learn by providing them with practical and essential English language, learning and technology skills that will serve them well in their future beyond and after NUCB.
Seminar 6 is an interactive course where students are expected to:
1) Participate actively and contribute to the class in English.
2) Strive to work well in groups and teams and share knowledge and ideas with each other in English.
3) Meet individually and communicate regularly with their instructor for advice, counseling, and assistance
related to the seminar and their progress in it.
*complete all assignments related to the initial preparation of an undergraduate thesis, a portfolio folder, and other work assigned

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


LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication

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

The course takes the approach that student immersion in an all English language context in combination with the relevant skills for:

1. Writing an undergraduate thesis.
2. Accomplishing their future endeavors post-graduation which require such skills.

Consequently, students enrolled in this course are expected to make every effort to communicate, write, and question in English as a means to learn, develop and enhance themselves and are expected to sustain such effort over 14 weeks through not only work in class but that outside as well (individual meetings and regular e-mail correspondence with the instructor along with self-access).

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

This semester, students will edit and finalize their theses.

As such, much of the focus of this class will be on editing and consultation.

Cases will occur after submission.

第2日(Day2)

Students will work on editing their thesis and consult with their teacher.

第3日(Day3)

Students will work on editing their thesis and consult with their teacher.

第4日(Day4)

Students will work on editing their thesis and consult with their teacher.

第5日(Day5)

Students will work on editing their thesis and consult with their teacher.

●使用するケース
Case study: Evaluating Research. How do you determine quality in science?

第6日(Day6)

Case study

●使用するケース
Case study: Impact factor, H-index, citations. What do they mean?

第7日(Day7)

Case study

●使用するケース
Case study: Societies image of science: How is science communicated outside of academia?

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 0 %
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 80 %
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

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • No Author「No Book」No Publisher(No Y)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

All additional material will be provided by the teacher.

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

See "considerations of evaluation".

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 


Alexander Kilpatrick is an assistant professor at the Nagoya University of Business and Commerce. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne. Alexander's main area of research involves examining the influence of transitional probability on non-native speech perception. More specifically, it focuses on the chance of sounds co-occurring in a language and makes predictions as to how listeners will misperceive non-native speech based on that chance.

He is available to meet with students on Wednesdays 11:20 - 12:50 in room 6306.

His areas of interest include Speech perception, Iconicity, Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Transitional Probability, Phonetics, and Phonology.

(実務経験 Work experience)


2014-2016 - La Trobe University - English Teacher
2016-2017 - La Trobe University - English Lecturer
2016-2019 - University of Melbourne - Teacher's Assistant
2019-current - Nagoya University of Business and Commerce - Assistant Professor

Refereed Articles

  • (2023) A cross-linguistic, sound symbolic relationship between bilabial consonants, voiced plosives, and Pokémon Friendship. Frontiers in Psychlogy
  • (2023) Random Forests, Sound Symbolism and Pokémon Evolution. PLoS One
  • (2020) Japanese Perceptual Epenthesis is Modulated by Transitional Probability. Language and Speech 63(2): 10.1177/0023830920930042
  • (2019) Japanese co-occurrence restrictions influence second language perception. Applied Psycholinguistics 40(2): https://doi.org/10.1017/S0142716418000711

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2023). Training Artificial Intelligence to Assess ESL Writing Using Complexity Measures. JSLS 2023 Handbook .The 24th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences. 1. 2. Chuo University Tama Campus
  • (2019). Predictability, Word Frequency and Japanese Perceptual Epenthesis. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences .The 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. 2. 2. Melbourne, Australia
  • (2018). Japanese Vowel Devoicing Modulates Perceptual Epenthesis. Proceedings of the 17th Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST2018) .the 17th Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST2018). 1. 2. Coogee Bay Hotel
  • (2018). Japanese coda [m] elicits both perceptual assimilation and epenthesis. Proceedings of the ISAPh 2018 international symposium on applied phonetics .ISAPh 2018 international symposium on applied phonetics. 1. 2. University of Aizu
  • (2018). Japanese Perceptual Epenthesis is Modulated by Transitional Probability. Proceedings of the LabPhon 16 satellite: The role of predictability in shaping human sound systems .LabPhon 16 satellite: The role of predictability in shaping human sound systems. 1. 2. Lisbon University






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