Improving Research & Discussion -Chuo University; Faculty of Law

Mondays 3rd Period

This course will further develop your confidence in communicating actively in English. Working in cycles of 4-6 weeks, you will use English to learn about social, political, legal, and global issues of interest to you. In the first part of the course, you will raise your ability to research and understand issues. You will also improve your ability to explain, give presentations on, and discuss your research in pairs and small groups. In the second part of the course, you will further develop these abilities, choosing issues of interest to research and discuss in pairs and small groups. この授業では積極的に英語でコミュニケーション を行なう自信をさらに高めることを目的とする。4-6週間の単位で、興味をもった社 会、政治、法律およびグローバルな問題について、英語で学ぶ。前半では、様々な問 題について英語で調べ、理解する能力を高める。さらにペアや少人数のグループで、 調べたことに関して説明し、プレゼンテーションをして、ディスカッションする能力を培 う。後半ではこの能力をさらに発達させ、ペアや少人数のグループで課題を選び、調 べ、議論する。

Improving Research and Discussion Course Content

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Spring Semester

Chuo University IRD Website: Resources for students and teachers in Basic and Improving Research & Discussion classes

New! Zenbird Media: Topics & Issues. Do you often think about researching issues related to your local community, or Japan in general, but find the data in the Japanese language. Then, Zenbird Media is for you! They make a beautiful website for professors, so we can focus on giving students feedback rather than building websites.

第 1 回 Course introduction and requirements, goal-setting, introduction to social, political, and business issues; web-based research and websites; student choice of issues –09/26/2022


第 2 回 Cycle 3 sharing research notes 1: Basic information -010/03/2022


第 3 回 Cycle 3 sharing research notes 2: Causes -10/10/2022


第4回 Cycle 3 sharing research notes 2: The Effects of Your Issue -10/017/2022


第5回 Cycle 3 sharing research notes 4: Possible actions & solutions -10/24/2022


第6回 Cycle 3 pair and small-group presentations -10/31/2022


第7回 Cycle 3 pair and small-group presentations; reflection and self-evaluation/assessment; student interests and goal-setting for Cycle 2; student choice of issue -11/07/2022


第8回 Cycle 4 sharing research notes 1: Basic information -11/14/2022


第9回 Cycle 4 sharing research notes 2: Cases -11/21/2022


第 10回 Cycle 4 sharing research notes 3: Case analysis -11/28/2022


第 11回 Cycle 4 sharing research notes 4: Possible actions & solutions -12/05/2022


第 12回 Cycle 4 small-group presentations and preparing your research – 12/12/2022


第 13回 Cycle 4 small-group presentations, reflection and self-evaluation/assessment -12/19/2022


第 14回 Class survey and review of the semester, and two presentations –01/16/2023

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