Japanese Issues I (Japanese Nature and Geography) University of Tsukuba
In this course, we will read about and discuss various topics relating to the nature and geography of Japan.
Upon the completion of the class, students will be able to explain: 1. Geography of Japan 2. Natural disaster that Japan is facing 3. Characteristics of climate, industry, and problems for each region 4. Location of major cities, 5. Major problems and their possible solutions, and 6. Attractive places to visit
Communication ability 25% Ability for critical and creative thinking 25% Data and information literacy 25% Cooperative, independent, and autonomous attitudes 25%
Quiz 30% Regional Presentation 35% Final paper and presentation 35%
This is a five-day intensive course. In the Academic Year 2023, class dates are set for Feb. 19, 20, 21, 22, and 26. The classes will be held during the 1st and 2nd class periods each day.Day 1, 1st class period: Nature, Various perspective, and Regional Geography, of JapanDay 1, 2nd class period: Ky？shu RegionDay 2, 1st class period: Ch？goku/Shikoku RegionDay 2, 2nd class period: Kinki RegionDay 3, 1st class period: Ch？bu RegionDay 3, 2nd class period: Kant？ RegionDay 4, 1st class period: T？hoku RegionDay 4, 2nd class period: Hokkaid？ RegionDay 5, 1st class period: Student Presentations-Attractive places in Japan and overall reviewDay 5, 2nd class period: Student Presentations-Attractive places in Japan and overall reviewRegistration period: Oct 1 (Sun), 2023~Feb 15 (Th), 2024
Online Course Requirement
Students are expected to do research and prepare for their presentations, to participate actively, and to respect one another during the discussions.
Site for Inquiry
Link to the syllabus provided by the university