The aim of this course is to help students acquire presentation skills in Japanese and cross-cultural understanding through discussions on different cultures from various point of view.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) describe their own culture and society;
2) understand the background of cultural difference;
3) give a presentation about Japanese culture and society from their point of view.
Inter-cultural understanding, Introducing one's culture and society on customs, activities, visiting places, etc.
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Discussions will be conducted on a different topic at each lesson. Students are required to participate in class activities and to make the final presentation.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Orientation and placement|
|Class 2||Visiting places in Japan||Introduce visiting places in students' home countries.|
|Class 3||Festivals in Japan||Compare and discuss similarities and differences between festivals in Japan and the students' home countries.|
|Class 4||Customs in Japan||Compare and discuss similarities and differences between customs in Japan and the students' home countries.|
|Class 5||Students' presentation 1||Prepare text and visual materials to demonstrate the students' home countries.|
|Class 6||Students' presentation 2||Prepare text and visual materials to demonstrate the students' home countries.|
|Class 7||Students' presentation 3||Prepare text and visual materials to demonstrate the students' home countries.|
|Class 8||Final presentation||Give a presentation to demonstrate an understanding of Japanese culture and society.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Assessment will be conducted based on students' presentation (30%), discussions (20%) and the final presentation (50%).
Only for international students who have completed Intermediate Japanese 4 or the equivalent level.
You must reserve your place in the class in advance using Japanese class online system (http://js.ila.titech.ac.jp/~web). You will not be allowed to attend the class without reservation.