Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Morito Institute of Global Higher Education (Courses for Graduate Students)
Lecture Code 8B600301 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Advanced Study on Japanese Companies and Social Entrepreneurship
Subject Name
アドバンスド スタディ オン ジャパニーズ カンパニーズ アンド ソーシャル アントレプレナーシップ
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Advanced Study on Japanese Companies and Social Entrepreneurship
ホッタ タイジ,ナガイ アツシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds5-7, (2T) Weds8:EDU K308
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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The course will be taught via a combination of lectures, class discussions, student-led presentations. All sessions will be conducted in English. As this course will be taught on the quarter system and completed in 8 weeks, students should expect to spend time equivalent to two sessions for a semester course at each class meeting. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Globalization/International cooperation studies
Eligible Students Exchange students on the AIMS, PEACE, and HUSA programs
Keywords Japan, Company, Industry, Public Organizations, Social Entrepreneurship, Peace, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
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within Educational
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Class Objectives
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The course will begin with an overview of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), followed by an introduction of some Japanese companies and organizations (including NGOs or NPOs) taking interesting and innovative approaches for building a peaceful, inclusive, and sustainable society. We will analyze and discuss the characteristics as well as challenges of these companies and organizations by paying particular attention to some key concepts such as social entrepreneurship and by visiting some of them headquartered in Hiroshima. Students are expected to deepen their understanding of the issues through group presentations on given topics and class discussions (using KJ method) facilitated by the instructors. 
Class Schedule lesson1   Introduction of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
lesson2   (i) Introduction of Japanese companies, governmental and public organizations; (ii) Preparing for group presentations
lesson3   Lecture on the 1st topic
lesson4   Student presentations on the 1st topic
lesson5   Site visit #1 to Japanese company or NGO/NPO
lesson6   Site visit #1 (cont.)
lesson7   Class discussion on the 1st topic
lesson8   (i) Lecture on the 2nd topic; (ii) Student presentations on the 2nd topic
lesson9   Site visit #2 to Japanese company or NGO/NPO
lesson10 Site visit #2 (cont.)
lesson11 Class discussion on the 2nd topic
lesson12 (i) Lecture on the 3rd topic (World Peace/Goal 16 of the SDGs) ; (ii) Student presentations on the 3rd topic
lesson13 Site visit #3 to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Peace Memorial Museum to listen to the testimony by an A-bomb survivor
lesson14 Site visit #3 (cont.)
lesson15 (i) Class discussion on the 3rd topic; (ii) Student final project presentations 
All needed materials will be distributed in class or via e-mail. For group presentations, students are encouraged to collect information from as many sources as possible, online or offline. 
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(More Details) Students are required to use Microsoft PowerPoint to give their presentations. A laptop and a projector will be provided for all oral presentations. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
A good literature search is an essential element for successful presentations and final reports. Students are encouraged to make good use of university libraries as well as Internet resources. Students are also strongly advised to practice oral presentations, using PowerPoint slides. 
Requirements Non-exchange or regular students may register for the course, but if the total number of registered students exceeds 30, we may limit the number of seats available to these students. 
Grading Method Group presentations, final reports 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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