Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Morito Institute of Global Higher Education
Lecture Code 8B502501 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Glocal Internship I: Intercultural Competence in Japanese Society
Subject Name
グローカル・インターンシップ イチ :ニホンシャカイニオケルイブンカカンノウリョク
Subject Name in
Glocal Internship I: Intercultural Competence in Japanese Society
ツネマツ ナオミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Fri5-6:EDU K308
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, Fieldwork (Local schools, Local government, Local industry), Group Discussion, PBL(PBL=Project-based learning), Group Work, Group Discussion, Presentation
Classroom: Education K308 (It can be changed. It will be announced via MOODLE.) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Cultural Studies
Eligible Students International Students
Keywords Japanese Culture, Japanese Society, Intercultural Competence, Local Schools, Local Government, Local Industry, Fieldwork, Group Project, Discussion, PBL (Project-based Learning) 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Understanding of Japanese Society, Japanese Culture, Fieldwork in/with Local School, Local Government, and Local Company
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Learning Outcomes
By taking this course, students will acquire the followings.
1) Gain basic understanding of intercultural theories, such as intercultural communication, culture shock, reverse culture shock, cultural adjustment and readjustment.
2) Students enhance intercultural competence to be associated with Japanese society.
3) Through fieldwork with high school, local administration office, and local companies, students learn to connect theories and practices so that they could interact in Japanese society and also in culturally diverse environment.

Class Schedule Class 1(1) Field Trip: Visit to Local Japanese Festival 日本の伝統 “祭り” (Oct. 6, Sun)
Class 1(2) Course Orientation /Culture Shock /Reflection/Team Building  (Oct.4, Friday)

Class 2 Study Abroad and Cultural Adjustment & Readjustment / Doing Project Work: Experiential Learning & Cooperative Learning / Team Building
Class 3 Cultural Values in Japanese Society: Hierarchy, Inside/Outside, Behavioral Code / Team Building                                                             
Class 4 Intercultural Communication No.1: Language & Code/ Presentation Rehearsal No.1
Class 5 Presentation Rehearsal No. 2
Class 6 Field Work at Hiroshima Bank [広島銀行におけるフィールドワーク] (Nov. 10, 14:35-16:05)
Class 7 Field Trip to Nisshokan High School [日彰館高校におけるフィールドワーク] (Nov. 11, Sat)
Class 8 Field Trip to Nisshokan High School [日彰館高校におけるフィールドワーク] (Nov. 11, Sat)
Class 9 Reflection of Fieldwork    
Class 10 Critical Incident: Case Study of Clinical Environment & Work Place in Japan            
Class 11 Intercultural Communication No.2: Constituents of Culture        
Class 12
Hiroshima University Open Lecture No.1: Intercultural Competence / Intercultural Literacy (Dec.8, 12:50-14:20)
Hiroshima University Open Lecture No.2: Cultural Dimensions         (Dec.8, 14:35-16:05)

Class 13 Presentation Rehearsal [for International Seminar]/ Emotional Intelligence and Diversity
Class 14 International Seminar with Local Government 地域公開国際セミナー     
Class 15 Reflections & Analysis: Theories and Practice                    

受講人数制限あり。There is a limited capacity for course registration [10~15 students Only].
Distributed in the class 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Nothing particular  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Preview and Review is required before and after each class.  
Requirements 受講条件 (Requirements)
**地域学校・行政機関・企業と調整するため,スケジュールは変更となることがある。Schedule can be changed since it needs to be arranged with local school, local government, and local industry, etc.
 重要:受講人数制限あり。There is a limited capacity for the course registration [10 students Only]. First come, first served.
 授業登録にあたり,見学のためのバス代・保険料金を事前に支払うこと。Bus&Insurance Fees are required for field trips (approx. 1500yen). For details, please contact the lecturer.
 日本語レベルは、問わない(初級・中級・上級すべて受講可能)。
No particular Japanese proficiency is required for "Glocal Internship I".
  地域学校・地域行政・地域企業と  日本的礼儀を理解する態度・授業に対し真剣に取り組む態度について確認を要する。
Since students are working with local schools, local government, and local industry, understanding of courtesy in Japanese society and very serious attitudes towards the class is required.
 詳細なシラバスは第一回の授業で配布する。The detailed syllabus will be distributed in the 1st week of the course.

Grading Method <授業全体の評価項目(Overall Assessment)>        Weighting
Active Participation in the Class                                       20%
Assignment (Work Sheet)  [Individual]                                  25%
Group Presentations (3 Times)                                         30%
Final Paper [Individual]                                                20%
TOTAL                                                            100%

 Length of the paper :
(1) Undergraduate 学部: It should be 1500 words (English paper, double-spaced, font 12) 論文の長さは, 12フォントで1500語(英語論文)。
(2) Graduate 大学院: It should be 2400 words (English paper, double-spaced, font 12) 論文の長さは, 12フォントで2400語(英語論文)。
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it *Naomi T's Homepage : https://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/ntsunema/
Message 本授業では、地域学校・地域行政・地域企業を訪問したり、一緒にプロジェクトやディスカッションに取り組む機会を設けています。日本及び世界の様々な人々と実際に関わりつつ学ぶことを目指しています。
Students have opportunities to visit local school, and work with local government and local industry in Japan. Through practical experiences of project and discussios, students are expected to acquire intercultural competence to work with Japanese people and people from diverse cultural backgrounds.  
**There is ONLINE Orientation for the course in September.  
Other 質問等のある学生は、電子メール、または電話にて連絡してください。 If you have an inquiry, please contact the lecturer via email or phone (Domestic 082 424 6179, International +81 82 424 6279). I am always happy to talk to students.  
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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