7448001 Geography

Numbering Code U-LET31 47448 SJ39 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Wed.4
Instructor name SUGIURA KAZUKO (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
MIZUNO KAZUHARU (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
KOMEIE TAISAKU (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The aim is for attending students to report on the process of the graduate research they are carrying out (theme determination, review of past research, collection of historical materials, examination and analysis, discussion and prioritization, writing), and to complete their graduate papers after deepening their research through mutual discussions amongst themselves.
Course Goals Achieve the following three objectives: (1) Have each participating student identify research topics from among themes aligned with their interests, and decide their graduate research theme, target region, and method; (2) Develop the ability to grasp trends in research of chosen theme, and understand the problems and issues that must be addressed; (3) Carry out original survey research and analysis to complete graduate paper.
Schedule and Contents From April until the start of summer break, attending students will determine a theme according to their individual interests, read relevant past literature, explore survey and analysis methods, and then will examine the appropriate survey areas and historical materials. Thereafter, they will carry out field work and collect historical materials. Attending students shall report on the progress of their research in several presentations, and receive feedback and advice. Attending students are required to fully address the issues raised in discussions in their graduate papers.
1st: Introduction
2nd - 14th: Introduction of literature and discussion by attending students
15th: Presentation of plans for surveys and analysis for graduate research (all students)
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluated according to performance based upon participation in seminars and presentations.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Prepare outline for seminar presentation.
Textbooks Textbooks/References not used
References, etc. Other, instructed during class if needed.