Introduction to International Law University of Tsukuba
This course introduces the basics of international law. Students learn history and traditional topics as well as recent issues in international law.
1. Be able to understand the basics of international law, and analyse international issues from the perspective of international law.
2. Be able to identify the significance and limitation of international law.
This course is designed to develop the following competencies.
- Communication ability
- Critical and creative thinking skills
- Internationalism and broad views of things
- Team-working, independence, autonomy
- Understanding international relations
- Multidisciplinary Knowledge
- Fundamentals of negotiation skills
- Policy-related fundamental skills
- Cross-cultural awareness skills
- Project analysis and completion skills
Students should have a passion for learning international law in English. Prior learning experiences in English is not required.
Contribution to discussion (20%), Weekly assignments (30%), 1000-word Short Final Paper (50%)
The final grade will be finalised referring to student's self-evaluation.
This may change depends on the number of students upon consultation with them.
Online Course Requirement
This course welcomes non-native English speaking students of both School of Social and International Studies and other schools and programmes..
Lecture is conducted in English.
Online(Synchronous) Classes and office hours are conducted using Zoom, and manaba is used to share materials and submit assignments. Check manaba for further information by a few days before the first class. Registration key for manaba is 8631043.
Check manaba and university email frequently since the instructor may contact you.
Students in any college, school, or programme interested in international law are welcome to take this course.
As a non-native English speaker, the instructor welcomes students who are not confident about their English skills. He will assist students in writing the final paper as well.
He also welcomes students with disabilities. He tries his best to make this class inclusive. This class will use live transcription and closed caption functions. If you need further assistance, please let him know.
It is students’ privilege to use faculty members, so feel free to talk to the instructor and ask any questions.
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Link to the syllabus provided by the university