APU 2021 卒業研究I / Graduation Seminar I

International Law (Thesis) / 国際法(卒業論文)
演習の目標 / Seminar Objectives
Students will be able to acquire basic academic skills and a good understanding of public international law to produce a thesis. To that end, students will be asked to select an international issue with the consultation of the Instructor and analyze a legal question underlying the issue.

演習の運営方法 / Ways of Conducting This Seminar
After designing a research plan, students will individually conduct research (including literature review, the analysis of legal texts, etc.), and draft their theses.
Students will be making presentations to the class to get feedback from other students and the Instructor.

開講言語 / Language
English & Japanese 両言語
Both English and Japanese can be used for writing a thesis. Note that students may be required to use both languages during the in-seminar discussions.
使用するテキスト・参考文献などの紹介 / Texts and materials
There is no textbook for this seminar. Students will be expected to conduct broad and deep research using the APU library and its online resources.

受講生に望むこと / Expectations for Students
Students taking this seminar must be committed and willing to study in depth one theme for a year.
Students will be expected to provide feedback to other students in classes and to learn from each other.

ゼミ相談時間及びそれに関するコメント / Consultation Dates
Students interested in taking this seminar should consult the Instructor prior to her/his registration.
Please send an e-mail to set an appointment, preferably during office hours.
- Office Hour (Wed., 3rd period) 13:00-14:00 / m-hirano@ (APU e-mail domain)
Please note that the office hour is not held on the Faculty Meeting days (Oct. 21, Nov. 25, Dec. 23).

- オフィスアワー(水曜3限)13時~14時 / m-hirano@(APUメールドメイン)
この演習科目と関わって履修が望ましい科目 / Relevant Courses
It is recommended that a student takes the Lecturer's third-year seminar before enrolling for this seminar.

[200 Level] International Law, Human Rights
[300 Level] Globalization and Law, International Dispute Settlement

想定される進路 / Potential Career Paths
Students can acquire the legal mindset and analytical skills, which are not only relevant for a legal career, but also in the field of diplomacy, international and domestic public sector, business, media, and social sector. 

ゼミで使用するオンラインデータベース / Online Databases
JSTORE, LexisNexis and other
申請結果発表後、履修開始までにやっておいて欲しいこと / Preparation before the Seimar Starts
Please brainstorm topics for your thesis.