1445001 Chinese Language and Literature

Numbering Code U-LET11 41445 SJ36 Year/Term 2021 ・ Year-round
Number of Credits 2 Course Type graduation thesis seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Wed.2
Instructor name KIZU YUUKO (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
MIDORIKAWA HIDEKI (Graduate School of Letters Associate Professor)
NARITA KENTAROU (Graduate School of Letters Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course is for students planning to submit a graduation thesis. It will offer guidance on: (1) selection of research subject and methods for examining previous studies, and (2) organizing a thesis. The course will also guide students on the format of writing a thesis summary in Chinese.
Course Goals Understand the social norms one must uphold when writing a graduation thesis, as well as how to both independently set a topic and learn the process of verbalizing the topic through research and study.
Schedule and Contents The course will be held every two weeks. In the first term, each student will choose the topic they would like to study, express the general concept, and receive instruction and advice. In the second term, they will give oral presentations after preparing presentation materials on their graduation thesis content. They will then receive instruction and advice.
When the student is managing the class in the second term: (1) they will distribute explanatory materials on both the main point in question and the conclusion of their research, as well as the works cited. They will use these to help explain the topic in a way that is easy for attendees to understand.
In addition to the above, students will receive instruction on how to write a thesis summary in Chinese.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Class participation (oral presentation of graduation thesis).
Course Requirements Only open to undergraduates specializing in Chinese linguistics and Chinese literature (it is preferable for third-year students to attend).
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Student independence is respected in the selection of the topic for their graduation thesis. Thus, each student should first conduct their own preparatory investigations to identify the topic they will work on.
Textbooks Textbooks/References None
References, etc. Will be presented in class
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