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KURODA Chiharu/SAITO Miho/KAWAKAMI Naoe “Current Issues I Communication in Japanese for Multicultural Society”

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1. Class Subject Current Issues I Communication in Japanese for Multicultural Society
2. Class Title Etc. Current Issues I Communication in Japanese for Multicultural Society
3. Number of Credits 1
4. Eligible Years undergraduate, all year
5. Instructor KURODA Chiharu/SAITO Miho/KAWAKAMI Naoe
6. Term/Day/Period Spring(1st semester)/Mon/17:00-18:30 *2nd Quarter
7. Language Japanese
8. Class Outline, Objectives This class aims to deepen students' knowledge of the concept of a multicultural society and to foster the basic knowledge and competencies that are necessary as members of such a society. Students will learn about diversity in Japanese society and on college campuses in Japan through discussion and group work in a case method approach. This class will be conducted in realtime online format.
9. Class Schedule This class will be conducted in real-time online format. The course will be conducted in a format combining LMS-based pre-learning (e.g., readings of reference materials), class activities (e.g., lectures and discussions among students), and post-learning (e.g., submission of short reports reflecting on the class). The ratio of prior learning, class activities and post-learning will vary from class to class; be sure to check the ""Learning Instructions"" posted on the LMS for the schedule and details of each class. The tentative schedule for this class is as follows.

1. (6/10) Course guidance and orientation for writing the short reports, deepening understanding of the multicultural society (Kuroda)
2. (6/17) The Current situation of foreign residents in the community (Kawakami) Short report 1
3. (6/24) Cross-cultural contacts and ethnocentrism A (Kuroda) Short report 2
4.(7/1) Cross-cultural contacts and ethnocentrism B(Kuroda) Short report 3
5.(7/8) Japanese communication style (Kuroda) Short report 4
6. (7/19) An overview of the easy Japanese (Saito) Short report 5
※According to the academic calendar of Kobe University, the sixth class will be held on Friday, July 19th. For students from other universities who cannot attend the class, the content of the class will be recorded and distributed.
7. (7/22) Exercise in using the easy Japanese (Kuroda)
8. (7/29) Summary of the class and explanation of the final project (Kuroda)
10. Evaluation/Assignments 1. 5 class reflection comments (800 words each x 5 times) 50%
2. Final assignment 50%
11. Textbooks No textbook has been designated for this class. The course reading materials and worksheets will be provided by the instructor on LMS.
12. Out of Class Study Readings will be uploaded to the LMS as necessary, so students should read them in preparation for class.
After class, students are required to submit a total of five short reports to summarize what they have learned in class and to reflect on their learning.
13. Notes on Enrolling Attendance must be at least 80% to be eligible for evaluation. In other words, more than two absences will automatically result in a failing grade.
14. Syllabus URL Current Issues I Communication in Japanese for Multicultural Society (TBA)
15. ICL Enrollment Limit No more than 20 students
16. Language Requirements N1 level Japanese proficiency is required.
17. Frequency of Intercultural Collaborative Learning Activities 50%
18. Other (Notes for ICL Enrollees) ・Please attend the online guidance for ICL students which will be held on Monday, June 3th, 17:00-17:30.
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