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English Thesis Writing Seminar -- For Researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences

2017-10-27 (Fri) 14:00 - 15:30

Intended for: Osaka University students/graduate students in the humanities who want to express their research results in English.
* Different from theses in scientific fields, theses in humanities and social sciences often contain research that does not deal with experimental data, so this seminar is recommended for individuals who want to learn how to set appropriate research questions and methodology as well as methods for logical analysis and examination of survey results, etc.

* Students focusing in sciences are also welcome to attend.

Lecturer: Prof. Masako Ishii-Kuntz, Ochanomizu University
Prof. Ishii-Kuntz received her doctorate degree in the Department of Sociology at Washington State University. After serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside, she currently serves as Professor in the Human Science Division, Faculty of Core Research and as Director of the Institute for Gender Studies, Ochanomizu University. Prof. Ishii-Kuntz also serves as editor for a number of academic journals both inside and outside of Japan, and her own work entitled "English Thesis Writing in Social Sciences - Fundamental Knowledge from Writing to Presentation to Submission" (written in Japanese) has received favorable reviews.


Intended for researchers (especially those in the humanities and social sciences) whose first language is not English, attendees will hear about the basic knowledge and skills for theses in English, from writing all the way to presentation.

  • Construction of thesis in the humanities and social sciences
  • Useful English expressions and correct ways to write English in each thesis component
  • Points to remember when writing your outline
  • How to choose an academic journal
  • Practical knowledge when posting your thesis

How to register:
Prior registration is required to attend this seminar.
You can register by clicking here.
*Note: Applications will no longer be accepted for this seminar once capacity (80) is reached.

Special event:
From Monday, October 16 ~ Thursday, November 2, books related to this seminar will be on display, including works by Prof. Ishii-Kuntz, in the Main Library and International Studies Library.

Date: 2017-10-27 (Fri) 14:00 - 15:30
Organizer: Research Management and Administration Section, Office of Management and Planning, Osaka University; Osaka University Libraries
Venue: Library Hall, 6F, Main Library, Osaka University
Registration: Registration is required for this seminar. (Web)
Contact: Research Management and Administration Section, Office of Management and Planning, Osaka University

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