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Preliminary Seminar B

[Lecture Course Basic Information]

Lecturer: David Green
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Course Type: Lecture
Semester: Spring
Year: 1
Course Periods: Wed 14:45-16:15
Credits: 2
Whether mandatory or not:
Classroom: Course will be conducted entirely online for the Spring 2020 term. Please check the NUCT system for details and lessons.

 

Outline of Lecture Course

This course is intended to provide students with an introduction to political science, looking at major branches of the discipline, reading political science scholarship, conducting research, and ultimately analyzing and writing political science papers.

Course Objectives We will start with the assumption that students have no prior background in political science or in academic research, and will work to provide students with some of the basic tools of social science research and analysis. By the end of the course, students should have an introductory understanding of political science and the major branches of the discipline, as well as a working knowledge of academic research methodologies and paper writing.
Textbooks Weekly readings will be assigned and distributed through the Canvas system.

Course Materials/Supplementaries Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research, by King, Keohane & Verba. 1994. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691034713
Assessment

Student participation... 10%

Short papers …. 2 @ 15% each

Final paper… 40%
Individual presentation...20%
TOTAL.................100%




Prerequisites A good command of the English language (reading, speaking, and writing) is required.
Instructions for Out-of-Class Study Professor can be contacted after class or by email to arrange appointment. 
Responding to Student Questions
Other Notes

As class will be conducted fully online, please check in to NUCT regularly for all course materials.

 

Lecture Theme Lecture Course Description Learning outside the class Related page

Introduction

Course introduction, explanation of syllabus

Major branches

International relations

Major branches

Comparative politics

Major branches

Political economy

Major branches

Domestic politics and political philosophy

 

Methodology

Basic research – where to find things

 

Methodology

Research exercises

Methodology

Reading academic papers

Methodology

Citations and plagiarism

 

10

Paper writing

Research question, hypothesis and data collection

11

Paper writing

Analysis and conclusion

 

12

Paper writing

Writing your research paper

 

13

Paper writing

Presentations, powerpoint and handouts

14

Presentations

Student research presentations

15

Presentations

Student research presentations

 

※Students who wish to enroll as a member should access the URL below.
Log in using the Nagoya University ID and password, and click on "Enroll in Course".

https://canvas.law.nagoya-u.ac.jp/enroll/EAEBCM

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