The principal aim of this course is that students will gain knowledge of contemporary society deemed necessary for students in the modern age when they enter the real world, including the Constitution, Japan-US Security Treaty, Japan-US relations, media literacy, the Islamic world, the US presidential elections and North Korea.
Students will be able to have his or her own perspective to understand and judge everyday news .
Constitution, U.S. President, contemporary history of China, North Korea, the Cold War, Japan-U.S. relations, Islam
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course assists students in gaining basic knowledge and values discussions and expressions of the student opinions on what they should think about the topics covered.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||The birth of President Trump||Think globalism and anti-globalism.|
|Class 2||America, "Wonderland"||Explain the historical background of America.|
|Class 3||Cold War||Explain the historical importance of the Cold War I.|
|Class 4||EU||Explain the history and the problem of EU.|
|Class 5||Post-war Japan US relationship||Explain the Japan-US relationship over the Security Treaty.|
|Class 6||Constitution of Japan||Explain the significance of the Constitution of Japan.|
|Class 7||Okinawa||Explain the history and the problem of Okinawa.|
|Class 8||Nuclear and Japan||Explain the background reason why Japan has taken the nuclear energy policy.|
|Class 9||High economic growth and Pollution problem||Explain the Historical change of the economy and Pollution problem.|
|Class 10||Progress in mass media technology and Refugee problem||Explain the technical advance in mass media and Refugee problem.|
|Class 11||Middle East problems||Explain the Middle East problems.|
|Class 12||"Islam" and "Islamic world"||Explain the origin and the goal of IS.|
|Class 13||China 1: Failure in China||Explain the tragedy for Mao Zedong after the founding of China.|
|Class 14||China 2: China's success||Explain the development by Deng Xiaoping and the challenges of China.|
|Class 15||North Korea, "Mysterious country"||Have ahistorical perspective on North Korea.|
A textbook may be suggested for the course as needed.
Reference books and course materials will be suggested.
Description type examination. Attendance points should not be included.