GNR249 Japan Studies B
  2単位 2~4年次 2学期
P.A.Luff 

【題目】The unique nature of the Japanese experience
【到達目標】The course is aimed at allowing students to acquire the abililty to search the internet in English for relevant information, to condense that information in note form, and to utilise it to construct written reports in English. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their ideas in English.
【講義内容】`In recent times it has become fashionable to talk about the leveling out of nations - but the disappearance of nations would have impoverished us no less then if all men had become alike, with one personality and one face. Nations are the wealth of mankind, its collective personalities.' If so, it follows that learning about individual nations, trying to discern their essential spirit and what singles them out from their neighbors, is the only true road to internationalism. The aim of this course is to try to help students appreciate the special qualities that set Japan apart, the factors that make it unique, and the social culture which evolved across the many centuries before the Meiji Restoration. We will then look at the way in which Japan has sought to cope with the impact of the West over the last 150 years, and at the current challenges to its identity from forces such as globalisation, in an attempt to discern its future role among the nations of the world.

【授業計画】

1回
  • Reviewing the Concept of National Uniqueness
  • 事前学修: Analyse the concept of national uniqueness [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review the concept of national uniqueness [0.5時間]
2回
  • Comparing the U.K. and Japan: Geography and History
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
3回
  • Comparing the U.K. and Japan: Politics and Culture
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
4回
  • Japan's Challenges: The Aging Society
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
5回
  • Japan's Challenges: Depopulation
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
6回
  • Japan's Challenges: Revitalising the Countryside
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
7回
  • Japan's Challenges: Energy Security
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
8回
  • Mid-semester review and speaking exercise
  • 事前学修: Prepare speaking exercise [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review speaking exercise performance [0.5時間]
9回
  • Japan's Challenges: International Security
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
10回
  • Japan's Challenges: Territorial Disputes
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
11回
  • Japan's Challenges: The U.S. Relationship
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
12回
  • Japan's Challenges: The South China Sea
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
13回
  • Japan's Challenges: The North Korean Threat
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
14回
  • Japan's Challenges: Article 9
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
15回
  • Japan's Challenges: Working with the U.N.
  • 事前学修: Prepare assigned course materials [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Review assigned course materials [0.5時間]
【教科書】All materials needed will be provided in class
【参考文献】なし
【評価方法】Attendance Participation Written Assignments
【履修の条件】No student with a TOEIC score of lower than 350 will be admitted to this course.
TOEIC350点に満たない学生は履修できないので注意すること。
【聴講生・科目等履修生受入】
【他学科生・他専攻生受入】
【他学部生受入】
【当該科目に関連する開設科目】なし
【使用言語】English
【担当者からの一言】Students will not be admitted onto this course unless they attend the
first session of the semester.
最初の授業に出席しないかぎり、本授業への履修登録はできない。
Please think hard about the idea of nations and internationalism