• Global Competence A (Tuesday 1)

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    For a study-abroad experience to fully achieve its educational goals and to maximize student learning, it is crucial for students to have intercultural communication education prior to leaving Japan. Studying abroad is a way to develop intercultural sensitivity and global competence, but only "spending time" in a foreign country without focused and appropriate preparation is truly mottainai. The lack of intercultural pre-departure education compromises students' ability to decode and bridge complex intercultural situations, find innovative solutions, plan effective communication strategies for adjusting to issues, and develop appropriate behaviors and attitudes. Meaningful relationships in the new culture are harder to establish. With proper education, misunderstandings, misjudgments, conflicts, confusion, and missed opportunities can be minimized. Human behavior and preferences are based on core cultural values and assumptions. For example, different cultures have different acceptable ways to express anger, cope with embarrassment or sadness, manage conflicts, show respect, relate to others, behave in a learning situation, etc., Students who have a theoretical framework of such intercultural matters, insight into one's ways, and a toolbox of skills will have a rewarding and enriched international experience.

     

    2020 CLASSES

    Due to the COVID-19 situation, this class will be conducted as an online/on-demand class. Below, you will find all the materials viewable and downloadable. Click on the blue font below, input the password, view (or print) the PDF file.

     

    Email: ProfessorLisaVogt@gmail.com

    Be sure to include Meiji / Global A / Grade-Class-Number / Full Name

    *The password for the weekly downloads → Hint: an animal in romaji)

     

    05.12 Introduction, Task (attendance pw: beetroot)

    05.19 Orientation + Video Task Info (pw: quinoa)

    05.26 [1] Role, Family, Baggage / Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task (spinach)

    06.02 [2] Deep Culture, D-I-E / Overview / Handout + More / Lecture / Task (potato)

    06.02 [Extra Session* / More D-I-E / Task ]

    06.09 [3] Challenges, Safety, Connected / Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task (fennel)

    06.16 [4] Adjustment Cycle / Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task (parsnip)

    06.23 [5] Arrival, Exhaustion, Homesick / Overview /Handout / Lecture /Task (leek)

    06.30 [6] Getting Settled, Relationships / Overview /Handout / Lecture /Task (shallot)

    07.07 [7] Culture Shock / Overview /Handout / Lecture / Task (squash) NOTE

    07.07 [Extra Session* / [8] Holidays /Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task ]

    07.14 [9] The Return / Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task (alfalfa)

    07.21 Video Task Due / Semester Test (pea)

    07.28. Submission Deadline for Grand Review (chicory)

    (** Two Required Extra Sessions)

     

    AUDIENCE:

    This course will develop skills and perspectives for students who intend to live or study abroad so that they will get the most out of their international experience.

     

    EVALUATION:
    Grades will be decided on a balanced performance in the following areas:

    1. Attendance

    2. Weekly Assignments
    3. Video Project
    4. Grand Review

     

    TEXTBOOKS

    No class textbook. Materials will be distributed via a website link. (When classes are in session, students are responsible for bringing printouts of the downloaded material to each class.)

     

  • Global Competence B (Tuesday 2)

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Spring 2020 Class will be conducted as an online/on-demand class which will consist of mostly self-study. The class will examine globalization through the journey a T-shirt makes from cotton production to where it ends up after it is no longer useful for its wearer. Learning about the interwoven economic global supply chain will surprise and give you much food for thought.

     

    *You will have to study a lot (in English) for this class as the materials were not created for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners. If you are willing to put in the hard work, you will learn much. This class is for motivated students with intermediate English ability.

     

    Email: ProfessorLisaVogt@gmail.com

    Be sure to include Meiji / Global B / Grade-Class-Number / Full Name

     

    05.12 Introduction / Information (attendance pw: turnip)

    05.19  T-Shirt Project / Overview / Student Introductions / Task  (pw: kohlrabi)

    05.26 The Economics / Podcast / Lecture / Material_01/ Listening  (broccoli)

    06.02 Technology & Subsidies / Podcast / Lecture / Material_02 / Listening  (endive)

    06.09 Indonesia  [satellite farms / spinning] / *Podcast / Lecture / Material_03 / Listening (alfalfa)

    06.16 Two Sisters / Podcast / Lecture / Material_04 / Listening (squash)

    + Additional Study Sessions [ NOTE ]

    + Garment Industry  / Podcast / Lecture / Material_05 / Listening  

    + Bangladesh / Columbia / Podcast / Lecture / Material_06 / Listening

    06.23 Nixon and Kimchi / Podcast / Lecture / Material_07 / Listening (cucumber)

    06.30 Container / Podcast / Lecture / Material_08 / Listening (rye)

    07.07 Taxes / Podcast / Lecture / Material_09 / Listening (corn) NOTE

    07.14 The Afterlife / Podcast / Lecture / Material_10 / Listening (shallot)

    07.21 Work, Trade, Clothes / Podcast / Lecture / Material_11 / Listening (garlic)

    07.28 Final Essay (Report) /(parsnip)

     

     

    EVALUATION:
    Grades will be decided on a balanced performance in the following areas:

    1. Attendance

    2. Weekly Task Sheets
    3. Final Essay (Report)

     

    TEXTBOOKS

    No class textbook. Materials will be distributed via a website link. (When classes are in session, students are responsible for bringing printouts of the downloaded material to each class.)