The objectives of this course are:
1) Increase basic knowledge through discussions on Japanese culture, industry, and society
2) Learn the skills to transmit concepts and messages related to Japan
3) Discuss what strategies are best for Japan to maintain international relationships with other countries
By the end of this course, students will acquire communication skills for transmitting Japanese culture, industry, and technology through discussions and decision making problems.
communication skills, discussions, decision making, consensus, culture bias, win-win relationships
|✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Specialist skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
For topics, questions, and problems assigned by the instructor, students will solve them and develop solution strategies through discussions. Students are expected to discuss ideas based on their own original thoughts.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Yamamoto: Orientation, introducing Japanese Language and Culture||Try to teach international studens who do not speak any Japanese some fundamental Japanese expressions.|
|Class 2||Fudano: Science and Technology 1||Take and bring a picture which symbolizes Japanese Technology.|
|Class 3||Hirakawa: Japanese Society 1||Make a research: what is the most frequent asked question by foreigners on Japanese society.|
|Class 4||Fudano: Science and Technology 2||Make a presentation using a picture which you have taken.|
|Class 5||Hirakawa: Japanese Society 2||Explain the characteristics of Japanese society in English.|
|Class 6||Inohara: Experience of consensus building||What is the most difficult things in consensus building?|
|Class 7||Inohara: Experience of group decision making||Write an essay on problems when people are in group dicision making.|
|Class 8||Yamamoto: Making a reference book.||Revise and edit your original reports written during this course as an article of a reference book which introduces Japan for other students.|
Students must present all classes except only if students have special reasons. Assessment will be based not only on report papers, participations of discussions in class room, but also on student's performance where if students try to use clear simple English sentences or not. We will not evaluate students in that students are good at English.
No prerequisite, All classes will be held in English.