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Course Detail

Degree
Bachelor
Standard Academic Year
1 - 4
Course delivery methods
Online (Synchronous)
Subject
Social studies, Law
Program
School
School of Social and International Studies
Department
Campus
Tsukuba Campus
Classroom
Course Offering Year
2022-2023
Course Offering Month
October - December
Weekday and Period
Mon3
Capacity
Credits
1.0
Language
English
Course Number
BE22351

Introduction to International Law University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

This course introduces the basics of international law. Students learn history and traditional topics as well as recent issues in international law.

Learning Achievement

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.

Competence

This course is designed to develop the following competencies.

General-propose competencies
- Communication ability
- Critical and creative thinking skills
- Internationalism and broad views of things
- Team-working, independence, autonomy

Special competencies
- Understanding international relations
- Multidisciplinary Knowledge
- Fundamentals of negotiation skills
- Policy-related fundamental skills
- Cross-cultural awareness skills
- Project analysis and completion skills

Course prerequisites

Students should have a passion for learning international law in English. Prior learning experiences in English is not required.

Grading Philosophy

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.

Course schedule

Course type

Lectures

Online Course Requirement

Instructor

AKIYAMA Hajime

Other information

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