Topics in Central Eurasian Studies B University of Tsukuba
This course examines the current economic, political social and cultural climate of Central Eurasian countries within the global context. By utilizing the Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs) as a guideline of the global measure, it explores area's developmental issues and identifies efforts to overcome challenges. Students will gain a basic knowledge of international developmental goals, particularly the SDGs through various readings and discussions. This is a subsequent course of Topic in Central Eurasia Study A. The theme of Prosperity and Planet will be covered in this semester.
Through the assignments and class activities, students will have opportunities to deliberate the area’s social issues in relation, to the SDGs as well as one’s responsibilities as a global citizen. More specifically, students will: ？gain a basic knowledge of international development goals, particularly the SDGs, and how the concept of “sustainable” has been understood in the international community. ？have deep understanding of the SDGs related to the theme of PROSPERITY and PLANET ？recognize and diverse situations and challenges in the world. ？capture the overall climate of the SDGs progress in area of the Central Eurasia region ？familiar with efforts and strategies to achieve the SDGs within the Central Eurasia regions ？be able to use database of international organization to find necessary statistical data. ？be able to have comparative perceptions among countries in the Central Eurasian region. ？deepen the understanding a specific country by examining SDGs progress
？ General-propose competence: knowledge utilization, management capability, and internationalism. ？ Degree program competence: Professional knowledge.
This lecture is designed to be completed in two semesters. This is the second half of the course which is a continuation of “Central Eurasian Study (A)―Special Topic on SDGs (0ABC326)”.
Grading will be carried out in the following points, and students fulfilling the criteria will pass. ・Final Exam：30％ ・Engagement to class activities：20％ ・Individual Presentation：20％ ・Homework Assignment : 30% The grade will be determined based on the scores of above-mentioned course activities. The letter grade will be assigned as follows. A+(100-90), A(89-80), B(79-70), C(69-60), D(59-0)
[Introduction] Introduction of the course[PROSPERITY 1] SDGs Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy[PROSPERITY 2] SDGs Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth[PROSPERITY 3] SDGs Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and infrastructure[PROSPERITY 4] SDGs Goal 10: Reduce inequalities[PLANET 1] SDGs Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities[PLANET 2] SDGs Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production[PLANET 3] SDGs Goal 13: Climate Action[PLANET 4] SDGs Goal 14: Life below Water[PLANET 5] SDGs Goal 15: Life on Land
Online Course Requirement
？Class type: In-class This course is offered primarily in a face-to-face setting. Classrooms will be announced on manaba. However, online (synchronous) meetings may be held as needed.
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