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Course Jukebox

Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
Course delivery methods
Biological sciences, Physical sciences, Social studies
School of Integrative and Global Majors
Bachelor's Program in Global Issues
Tsukuba Campus
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
October - December
Weekday and Period
Course Number

Methodology for Global Issues University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

Using the Problem Based Learning Approach, in this course students can deepen the global issues at three levels:
1. deepen the knowledge and the information about a problem, issue
2. how everyone is concerned (I, you, them) and how everything is linked
3. what behaviour to adopt, what to do to tackle the global issues, looking globally to problem and identifying local solutions

Learning Achievement

The academic goal of this course is to achieve three levels of learning objectives, which were determined by the UNESCO in the ≪Education for Sustainable Development Goals ? Learning Objectives≫ such as:
- Cognitive learning objectives
- Socio-emotional learning objectives
- Behavioral learning objectives


This coursework links up with the academic goal of the BPGI in general.
- [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
Communication with other fields and presentation skills
Analysis and Management for addressing the issues

Course prerequisites

Grading Philosophy

This course is evaluated by the mixture of academic writing, human part, and environment part. The evaluation in each issue is converted into 100 points and the final evaluation is made on the average of the three scores.

[Academic writing]
4 written assignments: 20% each (80%)
1 oral presentation: 20%

[Approaches from environmental aspects]
- Final presentation 100%.
Data collection 20%
Data visualization and analysis 30%
Interpretation based on literature and policy reviews 40%
Appropriate response to questions and comments: 10%
- The attendance rate less than 7/10 will be D.

[Approaches from human aspects]
Weekly assignments: 70%
Presentation: 30%

Course schedule

[Academic writing] Wednesday 2 periods Fall AB (Jactat, B)
In this part, students will acquire the basic understanding and skills in academic writing and presentation veered toward global issues.
1. Units 1-3 CUBING & POWER systems for wri
[Approaches from environmental aspects] Wednesday 3-4 periods Fall A (Eom, S.)
In this part, students will experience how to make your own data and search secondary data from various resources. They will also learn how to illustrate the data in understan
[Approaches from human aspects] Wednesday 3-4 periods Fall B (Akiyama, H.)
(Fall A) 26 Oct.: Introduction to Critical Thinking and Global Issues
25 Nov. (Fri): Intercultural Communication and Global Issues
7 Dec.: Ethics and Global Issues
14 Dec.: Glo

Course type


Online Course Requirement


Morio Takahiro,Nomura Nakao,Jactat Bruno Daniel Philippe,AKIYAMA Hajime,Sandoval Felipe,EOM SUNYONG

Other information

Be proactive to have basic and solid knowledge, without being lost on the Internet.
Be eager to build an original perspective.
Be interactive during classes, and do not be afraid to make mistakes.

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Jactat Bruno

Email address:

Link to the syllabus provided by the university