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Standard Academic Year
1, 2
Course delivery methods
Social studies, Law, Business & administrative studies, Languages
Master's Program in International Public Policy
Master's Program in International Public Policy
Tsukuba Campus
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Seminar on Global Governance University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

The purpose of this seminar is to enhance students' ability to analyse the role and limitations of various actors such as international organisations and civil society, to deal with a specific global issue. Students will acquire basic academic communication skills and critical perspectives to understand global governance by conducting an independent research.

Learning Achievement

1. Be able to analyse a specific global issue referring to the role and limitations of various actors in global governance.
2. Be able to conduct an independent research on global governance with critical perspectives.


Generic Competences: Communication Ability, Ability to Work in a Team
Specific Competences: Research Ability, Expertise Acquisition, Sense of Ethics

Course prerequisites

Students should have a passion for learning global governance in English. Prior learning experiences in English is not required.

Grading Philosophy

Presentation and contribution to discussion (20%), Submission of assignments (lessons 5-10) including research plan (30%), 2000-word Final Short Paper (50%)

Course schedule

The contents of this course are subject to change upon consultation with students.
Research Method on Global Governance
Peace and Security and Human Rights
Clarification of Interest
Analysis of Relevant Sources
Examination of a Research Plan
Peer-reading of the First Draft (1000 words)
Peer-reading of the Second Draft (2000 words)
Final Presentation and Discussion

Course type

Class Exercises

Online Course Requirement


Other information

Course style: Face-to-face
Course can be hybrid or online (synchronous) if students wish.

Manaba is used to share materials and submit assignments.
For those who participate from a classroom, bring the following to the classroom.

Access to Zoom will be published in manaba by a few days before the first class. Those who wish to take this class are expected to use the “self-registration” system of manaba during the registration period. Registration key is "5358954". Feel free to contact the instructor if you have any questions.

Check manaba and university email since the instructor may contact you.

Students in any program who are interested in global governance are welcomed to take this seminar.
The instructor would like to think about the meaning of learning global governance with you in these unprecedented situations.
It is students’ privilege to use faculty members, so feel free to talk to the instructor and ask any question. The instructor does his best to assist students. He believes that the learning of global governance will broaden your perspective to analyse society.

English is the main language of instruction, but Japanese may be used if necessary. This seminar welcomes students who are not confident about their English skills. Since the instructor is not a native English speaker, he understands the difficulty non-native English speakers face to learn academic matters in English. He does his best to assist students’ learning about global governance in English.

Site for Inquiry

Link to the syllabus provided by the university