|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||Working individually and in a group of 3-4 members, students will (1) select a research topic, (2) gather useful information/data, (3) analyze the texts carefully, (4) organize the information/data, (5) construct a good argument, (6) complete a clear outline, and (7) present the results to the class in a persuasive manner. Active participation in class discussions as well as evaluations of other students’presentations will also be required.
|授業計画||Week 1 Introduction to the first semester programme
Week 2 Selecting topics and organizing the main as well as supporting ideas
Week 3 Individual activity/Submitting a complete outline
Week 4 Short individual presentations/peer evaluations and comments
Week 5 Short individual presentations/peer evaluations and comments
Week 6 Short individual presentations/peer evaluations and comments
Week 7 Formation of groups/selection of topics
Week 8 Group activity: organizing the main as well as supporting ideas
Week 9 Group activity: submitting a provisional outline
Week 10 Group activity: submitting a complete outline
Week 11 Group presentations/peer evaluations and comments
Week 12 Group presentations/peer evaluations and comments
Week 13 Group presentations/peer evaluations and comments
Week 14 Summary discussions
|評価方法||・Individual/group presentations 80%
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||Students will pursue individual research using books, magazines, Internet etc.
Handouts and worksheets will be provided by the instructor.
|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.