Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Attached documents
Year 2023
Class code A6041
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 金3/Fri.3
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 市富士‐F401
Grade 1~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes) 制度ウェブサイトの3.科目別の注意事項(1)GIS主催科目の履修上の注意を参照すること。
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Category (commenced 2024 onwards)
Category (commenced 2020-2023) 100-level General Study Courses
Academic Skills Courses(Elective:選択)
Category (commenced 2016-2019) 100-level General Study Courses
Academic Skills Subjects

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
Communication is one of the key skills employers look for in potential employees. The rapid diversification of global communications and the collapse of traditional professional working practices in the first two decades of the twenty-first century have made these skills even more salient; modern employers increasingly demand transferrable skills, interdisciplinary knowledge and an ability to address a diverse audience. At their very heart, these competencies are enhanced by an ability to understand, construct and manipulate written information in order to use them in a variety of situations.

【到達目標 / Goal】
Graduates with a good command of English are likely to end up in the global job market, so this course aims at giving students a competitive edge when embarking upon their chosen career path. This course will help students prepare for the English-language job hunting process and provide an overview of the key professional communication styles, as well as a chance to see how these have a real application in the professional world.

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 2” and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )
The first half of the course will look at the English-language job hunting process, from analysing a job advertisement to creating a CV (résumé) and cover letter. Students will learn how to make their application documents stand out from the crowd and then participate in a mock interview for the job. These documents and skills can be used in a real-life job, or internship, application. The second half of the course then aims to build familiarity in some of the key forms of professional communication, such as press releases, emails and business documents. Submission of assignments and feedback will be via the Learning Management System.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】
授業形態 / methods of teaching:対面/face to face

回 / No. 各回の授業形態予定 / methods of teachingテーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 オンライン/onlineIntroduction Introduction
2 対面/face to faceJob Hunting: Writing a CV I Explanation of the features of a good CV (résumé)
3 対面/face to faceJob Hunting: Writing a CV II Producing an English language CV (résumé)
4 対面/face to faceJob Hunting: The Cover Letter I Explanation of the features of a good cover letter
5 対面/face to faceJob Hunting: The Cover Letter II Writing an original cover letter
6 対面/face to faceProfessional Writing: Style and Tone Putting ideas into words quickly and concisely
7 対面/face to faceJob Hunting: Preparing for an Interview What will they ask?
8 対面/face to faceMock Job Interviews Students will participate in a mock job interview with the instructor
9 対面/face to faceFormal Emails Striking the right tone in communication
10 対面/face to faceEditing Common errors and ways to improve written English
11 対面/face to facePress Releases The basics of how to prepare information for publication
12 対面/face to faceReports Communicating business information
13 対面/face to faceAgendas and Minutes Outlining standard layouts of everyday documents
14 対面/face to faceFinal Exam and Wrap Up Written examination and summary

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
No single textbook will be used; the instructor will provide materials.

【参考書 / References】
Anderson, J. & Dean, D. (2014). Revision decisions: talking through sentences and beyond. Portland, US: Stenhouse Publishers.
Garner, B. (2012). Harvard Business Review guide to better business writing. Boston, US: Harvard Business Review Press.
Marsen, S. (2020). Professional writing (fourth edition). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Strunk, W & White, E. (1999). The elements of style (fourth edition). Boston, US: Allyn & Bacon.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Class participation (10%), assignments (25%), CV and cover letter (20%), mock interview (20%), final exam (25%).

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
The mock interviews will be conducted via Zoom as the medium allows students to be immersed in an authentic-looking interview environment. The interviews are recorded and shared with the student for self-reflection and critical analysis.

【学生が準備すべき機器他 / Equipment student needs to prepare】
A laptop will be required in most sessions. If access to a laptop computer is difficult, please inform the instructor.