The first purpose is to help students learn how Japanese people have been experiencing exciting as well as confusing encounters with cultures different from their own and how such cross cultural encounters in and outside of Japan have been affecting their sense of identity and communication styles as an individual (and as people) from the times of Japan’s First Opening to the world in the late Edo Period up to the present from the three perspectives: history, cultural adjustment, and intercultural communication, utilizing case studies. The second purpose is to help both Japanese and international students who are brought together to Mita campus by the globalization and internationalization to make best use of this class to communicate effectively through discussion and other student-centered activities.
Messages to students:
Those students who are willing to participate actively in class are most welcome. Students are strongly encouraged to engage actively in pair
work, a small group discussion and class discussion.
To be based on combination of Reports and Attendance and Class Participation.