This course examines the impact of cultural values and beliefs, the process of cultural adjustment, the formation of cultural identity, and the relationship between language and culture. Third Culture Kids (Global Nomads) and returnees will be studied along with other topics related to culture, cultural adjustment, and communication across cultures.
In addition to the readings, students will be given opportunities to discuss critical incidents on instances of cultural misunderstanding, do role plays, as well as do presentations on ethnographic studies of their choice. The instructor will provide basic guidelines on how to conduct ethnographic (observational) research.
Message to those taking this Course:
Japanese returnees and international students are both welcome. The instructor is herself a returnee and Global Nomad educated at international schools in Afghanistan and Egypt, and has done her doctoral research on Japanese children abroad. Active participation and contribution by the students is crucial.
- Reports（Ethnographic Study）
- Attendance, Participation（ Prompt arrival, full attendance, and active participation obligatory）
- Other（Presentations and comments on presentations）