WATABE Yuki “Japanese Universities and Students (English)”
|1. Lecture Subject||Special Topics on Global Issues
|2. Lecture Title||Japanese Universities and Students (English)|
|3. Number of Credits||2|
|4. Eligible Years||Undergraduate|
|5. Instructor||WATABE Yuki|
|6. Term/Day/Period||2nd Semester, Tuesday, 5th Period (16:20~17:50)|
|7. Language of Instruction||English|
|8. Class Outline, Objectives||This course will examine the issues of Japanese universities and their students in the process of globalization, from a variety of perspectives ranging from the individual experience to the role of higher education in the larger Japanese society. Discussions based on relevant readings, lectures, and student presentations will be the platform for this course. In addition to classroom discussion, students will explore one of five selected issues of universities and their students in the globalizing and diversifying society as a group project. This course requires a certain level of English proficiency. TOEFL ITP 530 or higher is desirable.|
|9. Class Schedule||Week 1 Orientation @ Zoom
※Access information to Zoom will be posted on Google Classroom.
Week 2-3 Higher Education System in Japan
Week 4 University Students (1): Academic engagement and performance
Week 5 University Students (2): Career perspectives
Week 6 Globalization and Higher Education System (1): Higher Education and SDGs
Week 7 Globalization and Higher Education System (2): Internationalization of Japanese universities
Week 8 Globalization and Higher Education System (3): Development of global human resource/global talent and international student mobility
Week 9 Globalization and Higher Education System (4): English as a lingua franca
Week 10 Globalization and Higher Education Systems (5): Cost sharing and accessibility in higher education
Week 11-15 Group Project Presentation and Discussion
This course will be delivered through synchronic online teaching. Students need their own computer and headset to attend classes.
|10. Evaluation/Assignments||Final grades will be determined as follows:
40% Attendance and class participation
30% Two (2) short essays
30% Group Project
All assignments must be completed to pass the course. More than four (4) absences will result in a fail (F) for the class. Two (2) late arrivals (more than 20 minutes late) equal one (1) absence.
|12. Out of Class Study||Students are required to prepare for and review classes according to the goal and contents of each class.
A list of required reading for each class will be provided in the first class. You can obtain the articles and book chapters in the list through Tohoku University Library Online Catalog. Additional reading will be announced in class.
|13. Notes on Enrolling|
|14. Syllabus URL||Japanese Universities and Students (English)|
|15. ICL Enrollment Limit||3|
|16. Language Requirements||・ This course requires a certain level of English proficiency. TOEFL ITP 530 or higher is desirable.|
|17. Frequency of Intercultural Collaborative Learning Activities||50%|
|18. Other (Notes for ICL Enrollees)|