Advanced Japanese (Composition)

Numbering Code U-LAS29 20019 SJ48 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar (Foreign language)
Target Year All students Target Student International students
Language Japanese Day/Period Thu.2
Instructor name NAKASHIMA YOUKO (Part-time Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course (1)日本語でレポートや論文などを書く力をつけるために、学術的論述でよく使われる文型、表現や展開パターンを習得する。
The purpose of the course is for students to learn basic sentence patterns and expressions that are commonly used in academic writing in order to acquire the ability to write reports and academic papers in Japanese. Students will also study techniques for discussing graphs and cited material.
Course Goals (1)専門の学習・研究に役立つ日本語応用力を向上させる。
(4)JLPT N1/ CEFR C1~C2 レベルに相当するレベルを達成する。

(1) To be able to apply the Japanese skills you have acquired to your studies in your own major or field of research.
(2) To be able to comprehend university lectures, read and write academic text, and participate in academic discussions with ease.
(3) To be able to communicate with few grammatical errors, and to be able to distinguish and use expressions according to different situations.
(4) To attain a level of proficiency equivalent to the JLPT N1 or CEFR C1-C2 levels.
Schedule and Contents プリントを使って学術的論述に必要な表現を学び、表現レベルを上げていく。必要に応じて論述文を課す。

Students will use the handouts to learn expressions needed for writing academic essays and to raise their level of writing. A writing assignment will be assigned as appropriate.

第1回 作文の基本:記号のはたらき、文体、表現
第2回 事実を述べる(1)
第3回 事実を述べる(2)
第4回 引用して述べる(1)
第5回 引用して述べる(2)
第6回 意見を述べる(1) 
第7回 意見を述べる(2)
第8回 論文の構成(1) : 序論の構成要素
第9回 グラフを使って述べる
第10回 報告文・検証文(1)
第11回 報告文・検証文(2)
第12回-第14回 論文の構成(2) : 本論の構成要素、結論の構成要素
第15回 期末試験(最終レポート)
第16回 フィードバック

Week 1 Basics of writing : Function of symbols, writing styles, expressions.
Week 2 Presenting the fact (1)
Week 3 Presenting the fact (2)
Week 4 Citing (1)
Week 5 Citing (2)
Week 6 Presenting the opinions(1)
Week 7 Presenting the opinions(2)
Week 8 Structure of a thesis(1): Structural elements of the introduction
Week 9 Description using graphs/diagrams/tables 
Week 10 Report sentences/Verification statement(1)
Week 11 Report sentences/Verification statement(2)
Week 12-14 Structure of a thesis(2): Structural elements of the main body/Presenting conclusions
(The schedule may change depending on students’ abilities.)
Week 15 Final exam(Final report)
Week 16 Feed back
Evaluation Methods and Policy (1)授業で書いた論述課題、最終レポートの評価(70%)と参加態度(30%)による。
(1) The student’s final grade will be based on both in-class participation (30%), and the writing assignments they will write during class and the final report (70%).
(2) Details of the grading method and evaluation criteria will be provided in class.
(3) Students who are absent from 5 or more class sessions will not be evaluated.
Course Requirements 「全学共通科目履修の手引き」を参照。
Refer to the Handbook of Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) 毎回の授業で学んだ内容を復習すること。
Students are required to practice and review the material they have studied in class.
Textbooks Textbooks/References プリント配布