IMAP Department of Philosophy

(Credit 2)
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Research, Readings, and Methods I
Research, Readings, and Methods I
Sub Title  Research, Readings, and Methods I
Professor Cynthea BOGEL
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2018 FallTerm
weekly Tue2
Ito Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
Course Overview This required course for first-year students in the IMAP program builds on the skills acquired in Research, Readings, and Methods I. Students will continue to develop the practical specialist knowledge and skills needed for research in Japanese art history, literature, religious studies, and history. We will meet regularly to analyze and review assignments given in the Fall semester, discuss methodology, and shape student research interests. Students will start to prepare for their Master's thesis through consultation with their advisor(s) and guided self-study; they will write, revise, and present drafts of the Master’s Thesis Proposal. Other seminar activities include attending exhibitions, cultural events, student presentations, and guest faculty lectures.
Keywords : Research skills, Methodology, Writing
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Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 Introduction
2 Online course and assignments
3 Presentations
4 Online course and assignments
5 Online course and assignments
6 Online course and assignments
7 Online course and assignments
8 Online course and assignments
9 Presentations
10 Online course and assignments
11 Online course and assignments
12 Presentations
13 Online course and assignments
14 Online course and assignments
15 Online course and assignments

Suggestion for success (Specific) : Follow the Online course, handouts, Guidelines, and other materials carefully. Learn the correct technical writing style.
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Course Objectives
かなり優れている 優れている 及第である 一層の努力が必要
MP_A-a [先行研究の理解]
MP_B1-b [書誌の作成]
reports and critiques will be required on visiting lecturers
MP_B2-b [理論的思考力]
comprehension of peer work is required
DP_A-c [研究史と方法論の体系的理解]
a main goal of the course is methodology
learning the correct style of discourse and documentation
formulation of a thesis plan
GPA Evaluation
授業を通じて、総じて「かなり優れている」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、概ね「優れている」を超える活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「及第する」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、総じて「及第する」には達しないものの、それに近い活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「一層の努力が必要」の活動にとどまった。
Evaluation Method

learning the correct style of discourse and documentation

formulation of a thesis plan
Grading Percentage, Disqualification etc.
Class tests 20%
Presentation 15%
In-class contribution 60%
Attendance 5%

Additional Information regarding Evaluation Method : • Active participation demonstrating engagement with the topic, attendance, participation in lectures and events (25%)
• Biography (drafts, final version, presentation) (15%)
• Article analysis presentation, tests, engaging with other presenters; attending Guidance presentations including Working Words and thesis presentations, engaging with the speakers in Q& A (25%)
• Online Course comprehension, homework (20%)
• Response paper assignments (3), preparation (if any), engaging with all speakers during Q&A (15%)
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: 2018/10/31 (23:15)