Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Morito Institute of Global Higher Education
Lecture Code 8B500301 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Study on International Issues and Challenges
Subject Name
(Katakana)
スタディ オン インターナショナル イシューズ アンド チャレンジズ
Subject Name in
English
Study on International Issues and Challenges
Instructor HOTTA TAIJI
Instructor
(Katakana)
ホッタ タイジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-8
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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In addition to instructor's lectures, each student is expected to present findings from one's own research project for 3 times during the 1st Term of Spring Semester  
Credits 3.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Cultural Studies
Eligible Students Exchange Students for rearch oritened education at the AIMS and PEACE (ohter other, if any) programmes
Keywords Independent study, language and culture, economics, agiculture and food science, engineering, Japan 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course focuses on the study of global issues and future challenges, which all AIMS & PEACE member states are concerned. All international students who came to study in Hiroshima University through AIMS and PEACE programs are eligible to take this class. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction of this course and each student’s brief explanation of one’s research theme (5 minutes presentation each
lesson2: 1st Mid-term Presentation: (25 minutes each: 15 minutes presentation & 10 minutes Q & A and advising)
lesson3: 1st Mid-term Presentation: (25 minutes each: 15 minutes presentation & 10 minutes Q & A and advising)
lesson4: 2nd Mid-term Presentation: (25 minutes each: 15 minutes presentation & 10 minutes Q & A and advising)
lesson5: 2nd Mid-term Presentation: (25 minutes each: 15 minutes presentation & 10 minutes Q & A and advising)
lesson6: 3nd Mid-term Presentation: (25 minutes each: 15 minutes presentation & 10 minutes Q & A and advising)
lesson7: 3nd Mid-term Presentation: (25 minutes each: 15 minutes presentation & 10 minutes Q & A and advising)
lesson8: FINAL PRESENTATION & SDGs-Student Seminar (by International and Japanese students)

FINAL PRESENTATION and final report will be evaluated

Learning Outcomes:

1 Students should be able to describe the basic concept and background of one’s own topic of research to general audience.  

2 Students should be able to discuss current phenomena and some issues based upon one’s research which was guided by one’s advisers both in home and host university.  
 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Since the majority of class presentations are done by students, printed materials should be distributed to classmates by each presenter prior to the class. All students are expected to read the assigned reading material prior to the student presentations. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
(More Details) 黒板、ビデオ、コンピュータとプロジェクター 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Workload: 3 credits =3 credits in UCTS=4.5ECTS = 135 hours of student workload [An estimated total amount of workload is 140 hours]
1. Class Hours:   4 academic hours x 8 times = 32 academic hours
2. Homework: [1] Create presentation material (2-3 pages long handout and10-15 power point slides) for each presentation. (15 hours [on average] x 3times= 45 hours)
3. Presentation: Students will present their own topic of independent study. Each presentation should be around 15 minutes long. (3 hour practice of one’s presentation x 3 times =9 hours)
4. Final Paper: There will be one final paper (Approximately 10 page paper [4000-5000 words & double spaced in A4 size papers] with appropriate references) for this class evaluation. (Time for a literature review and writing the paper, 50 hours)
5. Preparation:   Student groups have to prepare for the “SDGs Student Seminar” (4hours)
 
Requirements Instructional Language: Mainly in English
Required English level: TOEFL-PBT/IT 500,TOEFL-iBT 61,   TOEIC 590
Attendance policy: If you skip one class, you will lose 3% from your final grade (100%). In other words, if your miss more than 3 classes, your grade will drop one level.  However, absences may be excused by an authorized letter or form from other professors, doctors, or any governmental officers.   
Class Size: 18 students*
All international students who came to study in Hiroshima University through AIMS and PEACE programs are eligible to take this class. 
Grading Method Grading:
Homework (reading assignments and 10%
preparation for “SDGs-Idea Mining Student Seminar”)
Presentations (3times) 30%
Final Paper 50%
Class participation 10%

Scores Letter Grade
100-90%  S(秀) Excellent;
89 -80% A(優) Very Good;
79-70% B(良) Good;
69-60% C(可) Fair;
BELOW 59% D(不可) Fail
 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message  
Other   
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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