This is an inquiry based course, in which the teacher acts as facilitator by providing suitable content and guiding questions related to both the study of culture in general, and more specifically the study of contemporary Japanese culture. Special emphasis is placed on the study of intangible cultural heritages in Japan, and their relationship to contemporary Japanese culture. Students learn through both guided and independent tasks, which include lecture note reading, note-taking, online forums, group discussions, survey design & analysis, online research, and essay writing. In a report task which focuses on intangible cultural heritages in Japan and their relationship to contemporary Japanese culture, students define sub-questions, produce a research plan, and conduct research. Assessment will include evidence of collaborative exchange (group discussions and forum tasks) and a short research essay (between 900 and 1,300 words in length, including introduction & conclusion). Students will receive information and feedback from both teacher and peers through collaborative exchanges. Lectures, discussions, group work and presentations will be conducted principally in English, with Japanese support.

This course is for students in ee2017.

This communicative course focuses on the four main skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) and is designed to facilitate the development of knowledge and critical thinking skills. Students will explore contemporary Japanese culture through the study of six current event topics. Tasks include reading newspaper articles in English, answering comprehension questions, participating in online forum tasks and group discussions, and writing short essays. Students will receive information and support from both teacher and peers through collaborative exchanges. Lectures, discussions, group work and presentations will be conducted principally in English, with Japanese support.

Moodle Reader Course for Yukie Ueno - Faculty of Law