Japan in East Asia (Spring) 東アジアにおける日本 - C

Japan in East Asia (Spring)
3rd & 4th Year Content-specific Advanced Level Research,
Discussion, Presentation and Writing
This course is for students who want to use English to learn about legal,
political, business and other issues.
Course description
This is what students will see IF they read the course handbook
In this course, we will develop our understanding of current relations
between Japan and China, North and South Korea, and Taiwan by
learning about Japan’s historical relations with these countries. We will
develop our historical knowledge by looking at Japan’s colonization of
Korea and occupation of parts of China, and at the experiences of
Korean and Chinese migrants in Japan. You will then focus on current
political, cultural and economic issues of interest to you such as territorial
disputes with China and Korea, recent controversies about history
textbooks and Japan’s treatment of Korean ‘comfort women’, Japanese
policies towards North Korea, Japanese pop culture in East Asia, and
Japanese companies’ employment practices in China. Throughout the
course, you will use English to develop your understanding of these
issues through research, critical analysis and discussion with other
(1) Attendance of 80% or more, (2) active participation in class activities,
and (3) weekly preparation of 1-2 hours outside class are required to
pass this course.
この授業の単位を得るためには(1) 80%以上出席し、(2) 授業に積極的に参
加し、(3) 毎週 1-2 時間の準備をすることが必要。
For key approaches to teaching and learning in this course, see the
‘Common Areas of Focus’ page in your Teachers Information Pack
for this course
• Use multiple sources of English information for research
• Student choice of research issues
• Student-centered activities
• Presenting and exchanging information in small groups of 2-4
for this course
Class Schedule
• Frequent rotation of pairs and groupings
This may be read by students BUT teachers
can adapt it and make a more specific class
schedule for their students
• 2-3 cycles of research, discussion, presentation and writing
• Online on the taught-in-English website:
• On paper in the Teachers’ Room
Week 1: Course introduction, explanation of course requirements, goalsetting
Weeks 2-13: Two or three cycles of background reading and research,
discussions, presentations and writing on issues of students' choice
related to Japan in East Asia
Week 14: Reflection and self-evaluation/assessment
Week 15: Class survey and review of the semester