Japanese Issues (Culture) (Taught in English) A University of Tsukuba
Deepen your understanding of Japanese culture.
1) Gain knowledge of the Japanese perspective of society and its value
2) Understand the relationship between the Japanese value and it’s social phenomena (e.g. family, education, generation gaps, technology, communication, etc. )
3) Compare the Japanese social phenomena with those of students’ home countries and understand the differences.
Communication ability 25%
Ability for critical and creative thinking 25%
Broad perspective and international character 25%
Cooperative, independent, and autonomous attitudes 25%
Quiz and class discussion 10%
On-line quiz 20%
Presentation about Japanese Cultural Events 15%
Comprehensive Midterm Examination 25%
Comprehensive Final Examination 30%
Online Course Requirement
For undergraduate exchange students (tokubetsu chokogakusei). There is a student number limit.
Lecture is conducted in English.
Details will be given in class or posted on manaba. The main learning method that will be used in this class will mainly be class discussion. Every student will be expected to read the reading materials before coming to class and be prepared to participate in the discussion. The detailed requirements are announced during the first class.
Site for Inquiry
Link to the syllabus provided by the university