|科目の目的・到達目標||The Academic Presentations courses aim to help students successfully prepare and present researched and documented materials in the Policy Sciences and Cultural Studies. Using skills introduced in the Academic Writing courses and reinforced here, students will select and limit topics related to their own academic interests, locate relevant sources in the Chuo or other libraries, and relying on these and other materials prepare individual or group presentations that aim to inform, persuade, or challenge the assumptions of an audience. Students will be encouraged to make use of the audio-visual and computer resources of the Faculty, including presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, and in presenting their research to provide, accurately following a standard documentary form, a full list of sources consulted.|
|授業の概要||Students in groups of 3~5 members will pursue research on a self-selected topic and prepare one-hour long presentations. The audience will evaluate the presentations, and students will write a summary for homework. In addition, students will prepare individual presentations on academic topics.
|授業計画||Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Division into groups, and selection of general topic
Week 3 Selection of specific topics + individual presentations
Week 4 Group preparation + individual presentations
Week 5 Group preparation + individual presentations
Week 6 Group preparation + individual presentations
Week 7 Group preparation + individual presentations
Week 8 Group presentation
Week 9 Group presentation
Week 10 Group presentation
Week 11 Group presentation
Week 12 Group presentation
Week 13 Group presentation
Week 14 Summary of the first semester’s material
・Written summaries 20%
Note: Students who are absent four times or more during the semester will receive the grade ‘F’.
|テキスト・参考文献等||There will be no textbook; students are expected to pursue individual research using books and the internet etc.
|授業外の学習活動||Students are required to spend at least an hour per week studying textbooks, class materials, or handouts in order to prepare for the next class and also to review material studied in previous classes.