2016 Modern Japan

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Academic unit or major
Breadth courses
Instructor(s)
Hara Masahiko  Olaf Karthaus  Kamiya Itaru 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
-
Group
-
Course number
LAW.X416
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2016/8/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

Japan is regarded as an industrialized country and science-and-technology-oriented nation, however it has many unique characteristics which differ from those of Western-industrialized countries. Selected foreign and Japanese authorities will lecture on how they view contemporary Japan, with special regard to research activities, international collaboration and mobility, and career paths in the various fields of science and technology based on their experiences.

Student learning outcomes

In this course, students will understand and summarize the unique characteristics of research activities and international collaboration now underway in Japan and Asian countries, and will find their own standpoints and career paths.

Keywords

Industrialized Country, Science-and-Technology-Oriented Nation, International Collaboration, Global Partnership, Brain Circulation, Talent Mobility, U.S., Europe, and Japan, Opportunities, Career Paths

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Lectures on basics and present status, discussion on specific topics, and pick-up subjects for reports.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Global Partnership in Science & Technology and Talent Mobility 1 Understand histories and present status of global partnership in science and technology in Asia
Class 2 Global Partnership in Science & Technology and Talent Mobility 2 Understand and explain present status and future outlook of talent mobility in science and technology in Asia
Class 3 Science and Engineering in the U.S., Europe, and Japan 1 Understand present status of S&T circumstances in US and Europe
Class 4 Science and Engineering in the U.S., Europe, and Japan 2 Understand and explain similarities and differences in S&T between US-Europe and Japan-Asia
Class 5 Opportunities at Japanese Universities 1 Understand present status of S&T circumstances in Japanese universities
Class 6 Opportunities at Japanese Universities 2 Understand and explain similarities and differences in culture and S&T circumstances between Japan and your countries
Class 7 Overview and Outlook of Modern Japan and Asian Countries Understand overview and outlook of Modern Japan and Asian Countries, and explain your own standpoints, future plans, and career paths

Textbook(s)

TBA

Reference books, course materials, etc.

TBA

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluate understandings of new viewpoints of international collaboration activities and career paths in the various fields of science and technology.
Final report (50 %) and discussion time (50 %).

Related courses

  • EEE.Z471 : Seminar for Cultivating International Understanding I
  • EEE.Z472 : Seminar for Cultivating International Understanding II

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

Nothing in particular, but recommend having fundamental knowledges and understand technical terms for science and engineering in English.

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