シラバス Syllabus

授業名 THESIS WRITING 1
Course Title THESIS WRITING 1
担当教員 Instructor Name Sugene Kim
コード Couse Code NUC128_N21A
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
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400系 / Specialized Subject 400
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2021 UG Nisshin Term1

授業の概要 Course Overview


In line with the NUCB mission of educating innovative and ethical leaders, this course aims to foster English language skills of the students so that they can be active communicators bridging the gap between New Asia and the rest of the world.
Thesis Writing 1 is the first in a two-course sequence designed to improve students’ English writing skills, with a specific aim to provide assistance in writing a graduation thesis.
Students will explore various aspect of the English language by analyzing different types of texts and familiarize with academic writing conventions, as well as strategies for revising and editing. Students will be introduced to the technical writing skills needed to write a research paper in the APA (American Psychological Association) format, which is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. A strong emphasis will be placed on active participation from all students.

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


With diligent work throughout the term, students will be able to make progress toward the following objectives:
1. demonstrate good knowledge of English grammar;
2. understand and follow the conventions of academic writing;
3. acquire a well-structured, coherent academic writing style by discussing and producing authentic text materials; and
4. offer constructive feedback to classmates and co-writers.

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 100 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 0 %
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

Your homework, even if there is no official assignment, is to preview and think about the material for next class so that you can be prepared with interesting ideas and be an active speaker and listener during class time. To promote student learning, written assignments will be returned no later than two weeks after the due date.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Week 1 Unit 1 Reviewing the Essay

第2日(Day2)

Week 2 Unit 2 The Writing Process

第3日(Day3)

Week 3 Unit 2 The Writing Process

第4日(Day4)

Week 4 Unit 3 Using Original Sources

第5日(Day5)

Week 5 Unit 3 Using Original Sources
Case study

第6日(Day6)

Week 6 Unit 4 Cause–Effect Essays

第7日(Day7)

Week 7 Unit 4 Cause–Effect Essays

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。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
予習レポート Preparation Report 0 %
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 20 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 40 %
最終レポート Final Report 20 %
期末試験 Final Exam 20 %
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

  • Keith S. Folse, Tison Pugh「Great Writing 5: From Great Essays to Research (5th edition)」National Geographic Learning(2020)978-0357020869

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Grammar Connection: Structure Through Content, ISBN-13: 978-1413008401
Paragraphs and Essays: With Integrated Readings (13th edition), ISBN-13: 978-1305654181
“They Say/I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (2nd edition), ISBN-13: 978-1469028613

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

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担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 


Sugene Kim is an associate professor in the Department of English Studies at Nagoya University of Commerce & Business. She holds a master’s degree in professional English writing and a PhD degree in applied linguistics from Ewha Womans University. Her research specializations lie in second language acquisition and the academic literacy development of learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). She is particularly interested in examining the cognitive and linguistic strategies utilized by adult EFL learners to address writing difficulties in different rhetorical contexts. Her research interests also include morphosyntax and lexicography.

Refereed Articles

  • (2021) Prepping for the TOEFL iBT Writing test, Gangnam style. Assessing Writing 50 1075-2935
  • (2021) English as a lingua franca in Japan: Multilingual postgraduate students’ attitudes towards English accents. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 42 ‎0143-4632 (print); 1747-7557 (web)
  • (2021) L2 writers' perspectives on face-to-face and anonymous peer review: Voices from China. Porta Linguarum 35(1): ISSN: 1697-7467; ISSN-e: 2695-8244
  • (2021) "When being specific is not enough": Discrepancies between L2 learners’ perception of definiteness and its linguistic definition. Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics 18 1697-0381
  • (2020) Blurring the boundaries: Bilingual creativity manifested in the linguistic landscape of South Korea. English Today ISSN: 0266-0784 (Print), 1474-0567 (Online)

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2019). Revisiting Causes of Korean EFL Learners’ Article Errors: Prioritisation of Specificity over Definiteness. Proceedings of the 24th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics International Conference .24th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics International Conference. 2. 2. Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • (2019). Japanese EFL Student Writers’ Perspectives on Anonymous Peer Review. Proceedings of the 24th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics International Conference .24th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics International Conference. 1. 2. Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea






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