AST204 EU地域研究D(西欧地域)
  2単位 2~4年次 2学期
Arnaud, C. 

【題目】Chocolate, Human Rights, Beer production, Democratic Principles, Halloween, Cinema, Football. We use these words everyday and indeed are familiar with what they mean. They have a daily influence on the life of billions. What do all these concepts, inventions, or festivals have in common? They either developed or were transformed in Europe.
Whatever your major is, you will find connections between your main area of studies and this course.
【到達目標】What does it mean to be European? If you want to get a more global view of the world, this is a good class for you. France, Germany, the UK, and Spain are some of the big players on the world scene but other much smaller players like Luxembourg, Malta, Vatican city, Croatia, Denmark also have a rich history and vibrant culture. Come along on this discovery journey!
【講義内容】If you follow this class, you will gain an understanding of European value systems and traditions as well as develop a new insight into international relations. Let's get a global picture!


  • An Introduction to Europe as a geographical space
  • 事前学修: none
  • 事後学修: Review lecture notes; 15 mms
  • Europe and the EU - European identities throughout histories
  • 事前学修: Review key concepts from Week 1; 15 mms
  • 事後学修: Understand the motto 'United in Diversity'
  • Communicating in Europe 1 -- Language Education
  • 事前学修: Review key concepts from Week 2
  • 事後学修: Reflect on "the more languages you learn the faster you learn them". Starting language education early and teaching various contents IN target language are keys to fluency
  • Communicating in Europe 2 -- Endangered Languages
  • 事前学修: Review key concepts from Week 3
  • 事後学修: Understand connections between land, food production, language & identity 15 minutes
  • Immigrants living in the EU - legally or illegally
  • 事前学修: Brainstorm reasons for migration 10 minutes
  • 事後学修: Understand relations between the EU & the African continent 15 mns
  • Immigrants - A case study - the Roma Case.
  • 事前学修: review key concepts from Week 5
  • 事後学修: Understanding clash between hosts & migrants. Acceptance & Integration
  • Review & Question Time
  • 事前学修: Prepare questions on topics covered so far
  • 事後学修: Sum up the best answers you heard on key EU issues; 15 mms
  • Lifestyles: Use of Time and Quality of Life in Europe
  • 事前学修: Define 'quality of life'; 10 mms
  • 事後学修: Understanding the difference between presence (at work) and productivity
  • The Concept of Family in Europe - case study France.
  • 事前学修: Review key concepts from Week 8
  • 事後学修: Understanding the concept of high taxes provide a supportive welfare system
  • Religions and End of Year festivals from Ancient Times to 21st century
  • 事前学修: Review key concepts from Week 9
  • 事後学修: Understanding the motto 'United in Diversity'
  • How does the EU work?
  • 事前学修: democratic principles & EU enlargement
  • 事後学修: Understanding the division between EU regulations and national government interests
  • The Future of the EU
  • 事前学修: Review key concepts from Week 11; 15 mms
  • 事後学修: Understanding why small states can benefit from integrating the EU
  • Europe and Japan, Europe and the World
  • 事前学修: Review key concepts from Week 12; 15 mms
  • 事後学修: Europe's influence: Trade, Diplomacy, Culture
  • Review Summary & Question Time
  • 事前学修: Prepare questions; 15 minutes
  • 事後学修: Write summary; 30 minutes
  • Conclusion
  • 事前学修: What do you remember? 15 mms
  • 事後学修: none
【教科書】Lecture scripts will be provided
【参考文献】Keeping in touch with the news, reading newspapers and magazines or watching the news is a valuable complement to this course.
【評価方法】Learn to become a global citizen
【履修の条件】Students who have an active mind and curiosity for different cultures and their languages will be interested in this course.
【当該科目に関連する開設科目】Making contact with Europeans on campus, reading newspapers, and magazines and following world news will help you understand the contents of this class.
Develop new interest and be CURIOUS!
【担当者からの一言】In the 21st century, the world is tightly connected and you need to shape your views of it.
Past students have said about this class "You can study Europe and English at the same time", "We learnt from a teacher who is from the EU", "this class was both interesting and fun". "I understood more about global thinking"