主要研究テーマthe use of literature in English language education
英コミ、English for Business Communication, seminar
Leadership in Literature
In this seminar, we examine the concept of Leadership through the experiences of characters in works of fiction. Our case studies are novels and plays.
During the first year, we will read and discuss works of fiction to help us consider what the characteristics of a good leader might be, why some leaders succeed and some fail. Students are expected to read extensively in English to prepare for class. During class, students are expected to participate actively and enthusiastically. Students gradually assume responsibility for leading class discussion. Students are encouraged to consider questions that emerge from discussion as possible research topics. As students are expected to write short summary and response papers, there is also instruction in writing.
In the second year of the seminar, students will research and write a graduation thesis on a relevant topic of their choice. Students will continue to read outside of class. Classwork includes scaffolded instruction in thesis writing and the presentation of oral research reports. Students will be encouraged to provide and make use of peer feedback.
With a better understanding of the concept of Leadership, it is hoped that students will be better equipped to choose good mentors and become good leaders themselves.