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Classes by Tanaka Sigeto (2017)

Faculty/Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
The mark [S] indicates classes open to students from Academic Consortium of Sendai member schools.
The mark [T] indicates classes participating in Tohoku University Global Leader Program

First Term, 2017 | Timetable

Second Term, 2017 | Timetable


* Explanation about changes from 2016

* Classes in the Depertment of Applied Japanese Linguistics

* Classes in the School of Arts and Letters


First Term, 2017 (from April to July)

[Weekly timetable]

Gendai Nihonron Gairon (for 2nd grade students)

Title: Family in Japan
Date: Tuesday 10:30-12:00
Room: 133
Code: LB32204
Contents: Lectures on family issues in contemporary Japanese society. The lectures will be based on sociology and related fields: law, economics, population studies, and so on. Topics will be as follows: analysis of kinship, form and institution of the family, marriage and divorce, childbirth and childrearing, lifecourse and the family, population change and the family change.

Note: Open to students from Academic Consortium of Sendai member schools

[Materials for this class (in Japanese)]

Gendai Nihonron Kiso Koudoku (for 2nd grade students)

Title: Basics of Academic Writing
Date: Friday 10:30-12:00
Room: 133
Code: LB35205
Contents: An academic paper, such as a term paper or bachelor's thesis, must fulfill some requirements. (1) It must be based on facts and logics. (2) Sections and paragraphs must be arranged with well-structured organization. (3) Descriptions must be correct and can hardly be misunderstood. (4) Author's opinions must be distinguished from findings of others' works. (5) The author must give appropriate citations. In this class students learn rules and techniques for academic writing through writing term papers. Main topics are the following:

Students also learn how to comment other's writing through peer-review activities.

Note: Open to students from Academic Consortium of Sendai member schools

[Materials for this class (in Japanese)]

Hikaku Gendai Nihonron Kenkyuu Ensyuu I / Gendai Nihonron Ensyuu (for graduate / 3rd grade students)

Title: Basics of Statistical Analysis
Date: Thursday 10:30-12:00
Room: Computer Room on the 7th floor
Code: LM14208,LB54205
Contents: Students learn basic concepts and methods of statistical analysis. Using the statistical package SPSS, they learn such methods as crosstabulation and comparison of mean between two groups.

Note: Open to students from Academic Consortium of Sendai member schools

[Materials for this class (in Japanese)]

Hikaku Gendai Nihonron Kenkyuu Ensyuu II / Gendai Nihonron Ensyuu (for graduate / 3rd grade students)

Title: Basics of Questionnaire Survey
Room: Kansatu Situ
Date: Wednesday 10:30-12:00
Code: LM13207,LB53207
Contents: Students learn basics of questionnaire survey through lectures on concepts and methods and through conducting a survey based on their own theme.

Note: Part of Tohoku University Global Leader Program

[Materials for this class (in Japanese)]

Hikaku Gendai Nihonron Koudoku I / Gendai Nihonron Kiso Koudoku (for graduate / 3rd grade students)

Title: Reading seminar in contemporary Japanese studies
Date: Friday 14:40-16:10
Room: Kansatu Situ
Code: LM15402,LB55404
Contents: Papers (in Japanese or English) of contemporary Japanese studies chosen by students are criticized from the four viewpoints: (a) scanning of key concepts, (b) skimming of the structure of the paper, (c) tables and figures, and (d) logics. We take two weeks to read one paper with four students making presentations from the four viewpoints above. The goal of this class is (1) to learn how to search and get papers, (2) to learn how to read papers, and (3) to acquire skills in visual presentation and discussion.

[Materials for this class (in Japanese)]


Second Term, 2017 (from October to January 2018)

[Weekly timetable]

Gendai Nihonron Gairon (for 2nd grade students)

Title: Work in Japan
Date: Tuesday 10:30-12:00
Room: 315
Code: LB42204
Contents: Lectures on issues related to work in contemporary Japan. The lectures will be based on sociology and related fields: economics, management, law, and so on. Topics will be as follows: labor statistics, employment law and policies, internal and external labor market, career and lifecourse, social stratification and social mobility, and gender and work.

Note: Open to students from Academic Consortium of Sendai member schools

Note: Part of Tohoku University Global Leader Program

[Materials for this class (in Japanese)]

Gendai Nihonron Kiso Koudoku (for 2nd grade students)

Title: Academic Study Skills
Date: Friday 10:30-12:00
Room: Kansatu Situ
Code: LB45205
Contents: Introductory seminar to develop students' attitudes and skills for academic research.

Note: Part of Tohoku University Global Leader Program

[Materials for this class (in Japanese)]

Hikaku Gendai Nihonron Kenkyuu Ensyuu II / Gendai Nihonron Ensyuu (for graduate / 3rd grade students)

Title: Basics of Interview Method
Room: Kansatu Situ
Date: Wednesday 10:30-12:00
Code: LM23207,LB63207
Contents: Students learn basics of interview as a qualitative research method through lectures on concepts and through planning, conducting, scripting, and analyzing interviews based on their own theme.

Note: Part of Tohoku University Global Leader Program

[Materials for this class (in Japanese)]

Hikaku Gendai Nihonron Kenkyuu Ensyuu III / Gendai Nihonron Ensyuu (for graguate / 3rd grade students)

Title: Statistical analysis in practice
Date: Thursday 10:30-12:00
Room: Computer Room on the 7th floor
Code: LM24208,LB64205
Contents: We must make proper use of a variety of statistical methods according to the focus of the analysis and properties of data. In this class, students learn characteristics of and tips about some advanced-level statistical methods, using a statistical package on PCs.

Note: Open to students from Academic Consortium of Sendai member schools

[Materials for this class (in Japanese)]


Classes in the past

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* Explanation about changes from 2015

Classes in the Depertment of Applied Japanese Linguistics


Created: 2017-04-03. Updated: 2017-04-03.

Address: http://www.sal.tohoku.ac.jp/~tsigeto/office.html
Copyright (c) 2017 Tanaka Sigeto.