2018 Fundamentals of Humanity A

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Course description and aims

This seminar focuses on the cultivation of communicative and collaborative abilities, which are fundamental to leadership, through a variety of works. Students learn the meaning of multi-perspectival thinking and the conditions for meaningful collaboration. Through the examination of the concept of humanity, each student develops the basic thoughts concerning the cultivation of leadership.

Student learning outcomes

Students learn basic skills of dialogical thinking and understand the value of multi-perspectival examination of things. They consider crucial conditions of leadership by focusing the notion of humanities.


dialogue, thinking/deliberation, collaboration

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Intensive course of 3 days;
5~9 Period October 29 (Monday)
5~9 Period October 30 (Tuesday)
5~9 Period October 31 (Wednesday)

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Specified in each class
Class 2 Basic steps of dialogue: understanding the diversity of perspectives through questioning
Class 3 dialogue workshop: human being and society
Class 4 dialogue workshop: science and inquiry
Class 5 the analysis of myself and others
Class 6 approaches to transformation
Class 7 examining “humanities”
Class 8 Reflection


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Assessment criteria and methods

The three criteria for evaluation: participation in dialogue (30%), worksheet (30%), term paper (40%)

Related courses

  • LAW.X492 : Fundamentals of Humanity B

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

Although this course is one of the compulsory subjects for “Academy for Global Leadership (AGL) Program”, all Master-PhD candidates are welcome.
Students who take this course cannot take "Fundamentals of Humanity B".

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