2017 Seminar for Cultivating International Understandings I

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Electronics and Applied Physics
Kajikawa Kotaro 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
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Intensive ()  
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Course description and aims

The purpose of this seminar is to provide a platform for international collaboration, mutual understanding
and cooperation, while fostering global human resources development. This course is for the students belonging to the International Graduate Program (IGP-A, IGP-B and IGP-C) or Specialized Education Program in International Course for Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (IGP-J).
The seminar consists of (a) informal research meetings called “science cafe”, (b) mini-internship and (c) collaborative work of international and Japanese students.

Student learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to give students opportunities to understand one another through communication in the activities.


mutual understanding, communication

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Guidance is held in October. The three activities (a)-(c) must be accomplished. Each activity has some options that will be informed at the guidance or later. Chose one of them.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Intensive course Exercise
Class 2 Intensive course Exercise
Class 3 Intensive course Exercise
Class 4 Intensive course Exercise
Class 5 Intensive course Exercise
Class 6 Intensive course Exercise
Class 7 Intensive course Exercise
Class 8 Intensive course Exercise
Class 9 Intensive course Exercise
Class 10 Intensive course Exercise
Class 11 Intensive course Exercise
Class 12 Intensive course Exercise
Class 13 Intensive course Exercise
Class 14 Intensive course Exercise
Class 15 Intensive course Exercise



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Assessment criteria and methods

Completion of all activities is compulsory.

Related courses

  • ZIH.Z472 : Seminar for Cultivating International Understandings II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

This course if open for students belonging to the international graduate program (IGP-A, IGP-B and IGP-C) or Specialized Education Program in International Cource for Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (IGP-J).

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