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Course Information

Year 2019  School School of Culture, Media and Society
Course Title
Seminar on American Culture (Fall)

Instructor CHAN, Edward K.
Term/Day/Period fall semester  Thur.5
Category Theoretical Configuration Seminars Eligible Year 3rd year and above Credits 2
Classroom   Campus Toyama
Course Key 23Z3513008 Course Class Code 01
Main Language English
  Course Code ARSF481S
First Academic disciplines Area Studies
Second Academic disciplines North American Studies
Third Academic disciplines Others
Level Final stage advanced-level undergraduate Types of lesson Seminar

Syllabus Information

Latest Update:2019/03/05 16:52:50

Course Outline  (NOTE: The content and format of this seminar has changed from previous years.)
 3rd-year students: Students will begin doing research for the Graduation Thesis. Readings, discussions, and assignments will revolve around students’ thesis topics. The course will be conducted entirely in English, and students should be prepared to speak in English during class every week.
 4th-year students: The main focus of this course is to conduct research and produce the Graduation Thesis. Each week, students will conduct research for the Graduation Thesis and share their research with the other students. The class format will be workshops. The course will be conducted entirely in English, and students should be prepared to speak in English during class every week.
Objectives  3rd-year students: Students will learn about various aspects of American culture and how to analyze culture from an academic perspective. They will also develop critical thinking, analytical skills, and English-language discussion skills. The main objective is to prepare students for researching and writing the Graduation Thesis during the fourth year.

 4th-year students: Students will learn and practice academic research and writing skills for the main objective: to produce the graduation thesis.
before/after course of study  3rd-year students: Students will present three research reports and write a final paper at the end of the semester.

 4th-year students: Students will engage in research, reading, and writing outside of class.
Course Schedule  (subject to change)
 Course schedule for 3rd-year students:
 1  Course introduction
 2  Thesis workshop
 3  Thesis workshop
 4  Thesis workshop
 5  Individual meetings
 6  Thesis workshop
 7  Thesis workshop
 8  Thesis workshop
 9  Thesis workshop
 10  Thesis workshop
 11  Individual meetings
 12  Thesis workshop
 13  Thesis workshop
 14  Individual meetings
 15  Course wrap-up

 Course schedule for 4th-year students:
 1  Course introduction
 2  Individual meetings
 3  Thesis workshop
 4  Thesis workshop
 5  Individual meetings
 6  Thesis workshop
 7  Thesis workshop
 8  Thesis workshop
 9  Thesis workshop
 10  Thesis workshop
 11  Individual meetings
 12  Thesis workshop
 13  Thesis workshop
 14  Individual meetings
 15  Course wrap-up
Evaluation  Evaluation for 3rd-year students:
 Final paper 20%
 Research reports (3 x 20 points) 60%
 Participation/In-class activities 20%
 TOTAL 100 %

 Evaluation for 4th-year students:
 First complete draft 60% (all or nothing)
 Second complete draft (required to pass course)
 Final draft (required to pass course)
 Printed and bound copy (required to pass course)
 Participation/In-class activities 40%
 TOTAL 100 %

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