2022 Master's Global Career Development Literacy A

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Academic unit or major
Career development courses
Instructor(s)
Tanaka Hidekazu  Akagi Hirofumi  Gonzales Hazel Bantolino  Sasaki Yoshizumi  Kasai Naoko 
Class Format
Lecture     
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-6()  
Group
A
Course number
LAC.M406
Credits
1
Academic year
2022
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2022/4/7
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

This English lecture course provides various career plans for international students who will work for academia and industry locally and/or internationally in the near future, considering an on-going paradigm shift in scientific research under circumstance changes around scientists and engineers. This is regarded as a pre-course of the doctorial lecture course entitled “Strategy for Balancing Career, Personality, and Life Style.” All the four instructors have had long-term experiences of research and business internationally. Based on their experiences, they teach international career developments and its necessity, as well as various skills.

Student learning outcomes

This lecture course presents general knowledge about methods and/or ways for thinking about future career plans and solving broad-range issues that will be encountered in academia and industry locally and/or internationally. It also provides a comprehensive discussion on enhancing communication ability and human relations, rendering appropriate examples. The aim of this lecture course is to enable the students to acquire the general knowledge and various skills for developing international career plans.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
All the four instructors have had long-term experiences of research and business internationally. Based on their experiences, they teach international career developments and its necessity, as well as various skills.

Keywords

Career Design strategy, International-career development, Communication and interpersonal skills, Environmental change, Paradigm shift in scientific research.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This lecture course consists mainly of the following three pillars; attending lectures, joining open and/or group discussions, and submitting reports. Appropriate examples given by the individual instructors enable the students to acquire and develop technical skills and to enhance communication ability and human relations in a world of research or business. The four instructors with different expertise share the seven lectures, each of which spends 100 minutes per lecture. The students are required for submitting English reports and joining open and/or group discussions.
All the students will receive the information on Zoom URLs, can download instructors' lecture materials, and can upload your reports through T2SCHOLA.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 April 11 (Monday) 14:20-16:00, Zoom He gives an overview of this lecture course, along with evaluation of students’ achievement scores. Then, he presents the technical skills in a broad sense, which are mandatory to working for international and/or local academia in the near future, on the basis of his international experiences. (Hirofumi Akagi) Description of report 1
Class 2 April 18 (Monday) 14:20-16:00, Zoom She is one of international professors at the Tokyo Institute of technology, who has stayed in Japan for many years. She presents a comprehensive discussion on both similarity and difference in culture, research, and education between the Japanese society and international societies, through her eyes and experiences in Japan and outside of Japan. (Gonzales, Hazel Bantolino)
Class 3 April 25 (Monday) 14:20-16:00, Zoom She is one of international professors at the Tokyo Institute of technology, who has stayed in Japan for many years. She presents a comprehensive discussion on both similarity and difference in culture, research, and education between the Japanese society and international societies, through her eyes and experiences in Japan and outside of Japan. (Gonzales, Hazel Bantolino) Description of report 2
Class 4 May 2 (Monday) 14:20-16:00, Zoom He focuses on similarity and difference between local business and international business, based on his long-term experiences of having worked as an engineer for local and international companies. (Yoshizumi Sasaki)
Class 5 May 9 (Monday) 14:20-16:00, Zoom He focuses on similarity and difference between local business and international business, based on his long-term experiences of having worked as an engineer for local and international companies. (Yoshizumi Sasaki) She provides an exclusive discussion on similarity and difference between Japanese culture and international culture, on the base of her long-term experiences of international and local business. Then, she jumps in a deep discussion not only on understanding Japanese culture but also on understanding, overcoming, and utilizing their culture difference, thus leading to global activities. In addition, she talks about particular culture in global companies doing business in Japan. (Naoko Kasai) Description of report 3
Class 6 May 23 (Monday) 14:20-16:00, Zoom She provides an exclusive discussion on similarity and difference between Japanese culture and international culture, on the base of her long-term experiences of international and local business. Then, she jumps in a deep discussion not only on understanding Japanese culture but also on understanding, overcoming, and utilizing their culture difference, thus leading to global activities. In addition, she talks about particular culture in global companies doing business in Japan. (Naoko Kasai)
Class 7 May 30 (Monday) 14:20-16:00, Zoom She provides an exclusive discussion on similarity and difference between Japanese culture and international culture, on the base of her long-term experiences of international and local business. Then, she jumps in a deep discussion not only on understanding Japanese culture but also on understanding, overcoming, and utilizing their culture difference, thus leading to global activities. In addition, she talks about particular culture in global companies doing business in Japan. (Naoko Kasai) Description of report 4

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None.

Assessment criteria and methods

Submission of reports.
When a student is absent in a class, his/her grade point may be reduced.

Related courses

  • Other career development courses.

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

Although Japanese students can register for thsi course, they have to submit English reports. No Japanese report is accepted.

Other

None

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