English Journal Club 2 University of Tsukuba
Only those who have earned credits for the English Journal Club 1 can take this course. Students will read cutting-edge and applied English papers in the fields of molecular/cell, system, behavior/cognition, disability/clinical/support neuroscience, and develop their comprehension, presentation, and debate skills. Doctoral course students participate as TFs who play the role in facilitating presentation guidance and discussions.
By the end of the year, each student will have to aquire the ability to critically evaluate previous published research and to logically present and discuss.
Grades are based on presentation, class participation and attendance. 50% participation in discussions, 30% presentation and 20% attendance.
Each student will do a presentation of a published paper chosen by student, approved by Professor and TF's. All students will then participate in the class discussion.
Online Course Requirement
Yamada Hiroshi,Pasqualotto Achille
One of the main shortcomings for many students (both graduate and undergraduate) in Japanese institutions (as witnessed by most professors) is the lack of student participation or involvement in class discussions. This also limits the ability of students to critically evaluate previous published research and to logically plan their own projects. The goal of this class is to actively engage students in discussions and instill in them the ability to participate in the scientific process.
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