3345001 German Language and Literature

Numbering Code U-LET17 33345 SJ36 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Fri.5
Instructor name MATSUMURA TOMOHIKO (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
KAWASHIMA TAKASHI (Graduate School of Letters Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This class focuses on class member research presentations and discussions based on those presentations, involving the participation of all class members. While being a space for making midterm presentations of graduation theses, master's theses, and doctoral dissertations, we hope that it will also be a space for expanding and raising awareness of issues by having class members share and discuss their research topics with one another.
Course Goals ・Deepen knowledge and understanding of various themes and methods in the research of German language and literature.
・Acquire techniques for presenting and discussing research.
Schedule and Contents This may change depending on the number of students and on research progress, but the general syllabus is as follows.
Week 1:   Introduction:
        Explain the essentials of research presentations, and discuss the presentation schedule of the first term.
Weeks 2-3:  Research presentations by first-year doctoral students:
        Report on the master's thesis content submitted the previous academic year.
Weeks 4-7:  Research presentations by first-year master's students:
        Report on graduation thesis content submitted the previous academic year.
Week 8-11: Research presentations by second- and third-year doctoral students:
        Midterm reports for writing doctoral dissertations.
Weeks 12-14: Research presentations by second-year master's students:
        Midterm reports for writing master's theses.
Week 15:   Summary:
        Review of first-term classes.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Students will be assessed based on class participation, including active participation in class and achievement of learning objectives.
Course Requirements Students specializing in German language and literature are strongly encouraged to take this course.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Presenters should make a preview in advance and distribute it to students; students should read these and prepare for discussion.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Presenters will make and distribute handouts.
References, etc. Presenters will introduce them as necessary.