7346001 Sociology

Numbering Code U-LET30 37346 SJ45 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Thu.2
Instructor name ASATO WAKO (Graduate School of Letters Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Students will select a research topic of their own interest, and spend their third and fourth undergraduate years (two academic years) pursuing in-depth research on their topic and complete their graduating thesis. This course fulfills one of the academic requirements for sociology majors. In this course, which students are expected to take in the first semester of their third year, they will read basic academic literature in fields that are related to the approximate direction of their interests. Based on this work, they will clarify more sharply the research topics that they will engage in, and they will take on the challenge of creating a report in the form of an academic paper.
Course Goals (1) Learn basic knowledge about fields of sociology similar to one’s interests.
(2) Each student finds a research topic to pursue over a two-year period.
(3) Learn the format for writing academic papers.
Schedule and Contents Meeting 1 Start and introduce the graduation essays written thus far
Meetings 2 and 3 Presentation of one’s own interests and review of basic academic literature
Meetings 4 to 15 Presentation of basic literature and announcement of student's own research plan (three students at each meeting)
Evaluation Methods and Policy Grading is based on class presentations, participation, and the final report. Each are weighted 50%.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Read the indicated basic academic literature and prepare presentations.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Not used
References, etc. To be announced during class.