Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 67100501 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name Learning Hiroshima: Intercultural Fieldwork (地域社会を学ぶ: 異文化間フィールドワーク)
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Learning Hiroshima: Intercultural Fieldwork
デラコルダ カワシマ ティンカ,オオイケ マチコ,クワヤマ ヒサシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:See Momiji Website for the detail.(Higashi-Hiroshima Campus)
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Practical and experiential learning, discussion, student presentation, outdoor fieldwork
Bring your PC (or tablet)
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Area Studies
Eligible Students All students who are interested in this topic and want to study in English.
Keywords Researching local communities through fieldwork, encountering diverse cultures, engaging in discussions, and promoting cross-cultural coexistence. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses(Courses in Arts and Humanities/Social Sciences) Category:Law / Political Sciences / Sociology / Economics / Education 
Expected OutcomeExperience diverse cultures through hands-on learning to better understand communities. 
Class Objectives
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This course aims to help students develop essential skills for communicating positively and productively with individuals from different cultures. It provides opportunities for reflection on diverse challenges and obstacles that may arise in a multicultural society and emphasizes experiential and emotional learning rather than just theoretical knowledge. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Orientation
Lesson 2~8 on June 15th: getting to know each other, fieldwork(experiencing training for foreign trainees or immigrant workers at a training facility), discussion
Lesson 9~15 on June 16th : Fieldwork (same with the above), discussion, presentation, reflection

Report assignment 
Course material will be available on Teams. 
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(More Details) Bring your personal computer or tablet. 
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Preparation and
The students will sleep at a training facility for foreign trainees or immigrant workers on June 15th.
Orientation will be held both online and face-to-face. Dates to be arranged. Recorded video will be available.
Due to the allocation of rooms for overnight stay, there is a possibility of registration restrictions and lot drawing for men and women.
The schedule is subject to change depending on the availability of the fieldwork site. The final decision will be made after the May holidays.
Requirements ① Please complete the pre-class questionnaire and read the material on a local issue before conducting on-site research. ② Check the instructions provided on this screen.  Lesson content updates will be posted on this screen.
Grading Method Active fieldwork, participation in group discussion and reflection, presentations, final report. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Teachers will use English as a medium of instruction, but the course materials (including PowerPoint slides) will be available in both Japanese and English. Students are required to use English for presentations and simple Japanese for communication with local residents. Hence, the minimum required English proficiency level is a TOEIC score of 500, and Japanese proficiency level of N3 (no certificate is needed). Students can converse in groups using their preferred language, whether it be Japanese or English, but all presentations and reports should be in English. 
Other The participation fee is 5,000¥, which includes 2,000¥ for transportation and 3,000¥ for food and lodging.  
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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