Introductory seminar

Numbering Code U-ECON00 10010 SJ43 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Wed.1
Instructor name Rusudan Kevkhishvili (Graduate School of Economics Senior Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The Introductory Seminar is a small-group seminar-style class designed to help first-year students adjust smoothly from high school to university education. The aim common to all classes is for students to acquire academic skills and understand research ethics necessary for study and research at university. On top of that, they will be introduced to university-level economics and business administration according to the specialty of the instructor.
Course Goals - To acquire the academic skills and research ethics required for study and research at university.
- To learn how to write reports and academic papers.
- To understand basic knowledge and concepts of economics/ business administration.
Schedule and Contents In the first week, there will be a briefing on how to proceed, an explanation of the textbook, and self-introduction by the participants, so be sure to attend.

The common themes for each class are as follows. The following topics will be covered in two or three weeks out of the 15 sessions.
- How to write reports and academic papers
- Presentation and discussion techniques
- Research ethics: the problem of plagiarism
- Library guidance, literature search, and statistical data acquisition

This is followed by an introduction to economics and business administration by each teacher.
Submission of the final report is mandatory, and the 15th session will be feedback to the final report.

A more detailed explanation will be given at the orientation after the entrance ceremony.
Class assignments and seminar rooms will be announced before the start of the course, so please follow the instructions.
Evaluation Methods and Policy 70 points for class participation (class attendance, presentation/participation in class, etc.), and 30 points for the final report. Submission of the final report is a requirement for earning the credit.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Follow the instructions from the teaching staff for preparation and review.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Instructions to be given during class.
References, etc. 佐藤望(編) 『アカデミック・スキルズ 第3版―大学生のための知的技法入門』 (慶應義塾大学出版会), 戸田山和久 『新版 論文の教室 レポートから卒論まで』 (NHK出版)