Literacy in Global Issues (Environment) University of Tsukuba
This course aims at acquiring fundamental knowledge to understand global issues from environmental viewpoints. On Tuesdays, students will be required to read the designated textbook on basics of earth environmental sciences together and give presentation on the contents. On Thursdays, students will learn examples to deepen insights on actual global issues through lectures by experts.
Students will acquire the literacy to contend with global issues from the viewpoint of environment: They will be able to explain why each global issue happens based on the knowledge of geography, which is one of the most important fields to understand and analyze environmental problems.
This coursework links up with the academic goal of the BPGI "Earth Environment" and "Risk and Security," with a special focus on: - [General competences] Transferable knowledge for working on the Global Issues - [Specific competences] Basic and expert knowledge for working on the Global Issues Imagination, creativity, and application for future plans Analysis and Management for solving the issues Research and inventiveness for addressing the issues
Basically for students enrolled in Bachelor's Program in Global Issues. Other cases should be inquired.
Class participation (active discussion, preparation of readings, in-class presentations) 50% Final report (essay assignment) 50%
Tuesdays: 1. Introduction of the environmental part (Eom) 2 periods 2. Climate change mitigation and adaption (Eom) 2 periods 3. International policy frameworks (Eom) 2 periods 4. Strategic planning for low-carbon and resilient development (Eom) 2 periods 5. Climate change and the built environment (Eom) 2 periods 6. Planning for water resources under climate change (Eom) 2 periods 7. Flood risk, marine, and coastal area (Eom) 2 periods 8. Planning for biodiversity under climate change (Eom) 2 periods 9. Climate change learning, knowledge, and communication (Eom) 2 periods 10. Student presentation on a global issue related to the environment (Eom) 2 periodsThursday: - Inclusive planning (Bessho, TBD) 1 period - Guest lecture (Matsumoto, OECD, TBD) 1 period Irregularly conducted on a weekend December 17 (SAT): 2 periods - Planning of sustainable cities (Guest lecturer: Shimpo) - Sustainable Agriculture (Guest lecturer: Shimpo) Nobember 26 (SAT) and 27 (SUN): 6 periods - Forest resource management (Guest lecturer: Nagahama) - International cooperation for environmental conservation (Guest lecturer: Nagahama)
Online Course Requirement
Nomura Nakao,EOM SUNYONG
Please be careful that we have lecturers on the 26th and 27h of November, 17th of December, 2022.
Site for Inquiry
Link to the syllabus provided by the university