Goals of the Course(JPN)
Goals of the Course
|This course provides the occasion to train the student to obtain the abilities to organize a joint research, to manage it jointly, to pursue assigned research and to conduct a cross-disciplinary joint research. A group of instructors continuously supervise and advise a student group. The target of Joint Research Workshop I is the development of a joint research plan. The instructors provide a big topic such as “sustainable development” (2013), “water management” (2014), “local governance” (2015), “urbanization” (2016) and the student group will decide a more specific research topic such as “Facilitating the Relocation of Mumbai Airport Slum through Deliberative Democracy” (2016). The student group will agree on the research plan, including the aim and structure of the joint research and the assigned research to each student. Through the reviews by the instructors, the research plan will be endorsed at the end of the spring semester. The joint research immediately begins based upon this endorsed plan.|
External experts will also be involved in the supervision of students.
Objectives of the Course(JPN)
Objectives of the Course
|The Joint Research Workshop I is designed to provide students with specific skills, normally quite difficult to acquire during a master program. The course will focus on: 1) designing a joint research project; 2) writing a comprehensive research proposal using a format similar to those currently used when applying for research grants; 3) dividing task, working as a team, and carrying out a multi-disciplinary research; 4) reporting progress by giving presentation on a regular basis.|
Course Content / Plan
|1 Orientation |
2 Research meeting to be arranged by the students
3 Research meeting to be arranged by the students
4 Research meeting to be arranged by the students
5 Research meeting to be arranged by the students
6 Research meeting to be arranged by the students
7 Research meeting to be arranged by the students
8 Workshop Mid-term presentation on the Joint Research Proposal
9 Research meeting to be arranged by the students
10 Research meeting to be arranged by the students
11 Research meeting to be arranged by the students
12 Research meeting to be arranged by the students
13 Research meeting to be arranged by the students
14 Workshop Presentation of Research Proposals & Discussion
15 Joint Report by the participants
Course Prerequisites and Related Courses
|Given the peculiar structure of the Joint Research Workshop, only students who commit to take both Joint Research Workshop I and II are allowed to take part in this class.|
A good command of the English language (reading, speaking, and writing) is required.
Course Evaluation Method and Criteria
|25% Class Participation/Attendance |
25% Midterm presentation
50% Final presentation and Research Report
Pass: C. Students need to present both in the Midterm and in the Final presentation to pass.
|Text: due to the peculiar nature of the seminar, there is no need of a general textbook for students. A Handbook based on previous students’ experience will be distributed at the beginning of the course.|
|A reading list will be provided when necessary|
Study Load(Self-directed Learning Outside Course Hours)
|Given the peculiar structure of the JRW, Out-of-Class Study is directly managed by the students|
Notice for Students
|Please note that the course will be held only if enough students enroll.|
Lecture format, etc.
The courses are held as hybrid classes employing both face-to-face and remote teaching methods basically. If a course will be held by remote teaching methods only, please follow the instructor's directions. List of lecture rooms for face-to-face methods will be posted in the "News" of the homepage of the Graduate School of Law.
Additional measures for remote class (on-demand class)
Remote classes are conducted via NUCT basically. Questions to instructors should be asked using the NUCT "Message" function.
Student discussions will be conducted using the NUCT "Message" function. (If the instructor has added the "Forum" function, the "Forum" can also be used.)
Follow your instructor's directions if your instructor has any other directions.