Subject Synopses (Master Course)
Introduction to Research PracticeIn this class, students will establish a firm foundation in research practice, with a focus on academic ethics, survey methodology, and writing and presentation skills, especially in connection with the master’s thesis.
*Note: This is a required class. It is held on Monday, fifth period, in the spring term of the first year of the master’s course.
Seminar in Academic PresentationThis class is designed to develop skills in presenting logical, organized presentations. Instruction will be geared toward concrete methods of writing and presenting the master’s thesis, including rehearsal of the midterm thesis presentation.
*Note: This is a required class. It is held on Monday, fifth period, in the summer term of the second year of the master’s course.
Special Language ClassThis special language class is open to students in all Studies in Language and Culture programs. Students will receive training in a language other than their first language, enabling them to use the target language for advanced academic research, including surveys, overseas training, academic writing, and conference presentations. Classes will be taught by native speakers of the target language, with a focus on reading, academic writing, and presentation skills.
1. Interdisciplinary Cultural Formations
Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
Symbiosis Studies in Language and Culture
Formation Studies in Language and Culture
2. Culture and Representation
Studies of Culture and Representation
Comparative Studies in Language and Culture
3. Sociolinguistic and Communication Sciences
Communication in Culture and Society
Studies in Language Skills
4. Second Language Education
Research Methodology in Second Language Studies
Second Language Pedagogy
Pedagogical Practice in Second Language Teaching
Sociocultural Approaches to Second Language Studies
5. Theoretical Linguistics and Digital Humanities
Historical Linguistic Research
Statistics for Language Studies
6. Language and Cognitive Sciences
Language and Cognitive Science
Studies in Cognitive Rhetoric