• 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.

     

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

     

    09.21 ONLINE Orientation (attendance pw: beetroot)

    09.28 ONLINE Introduction + Video Task Info (quinoa)

    (Self-study looking at printout of Handout ↓ then submit Task↓ via OhMeiji "Report")

    10.05 ONLINE Role, Family, Baggage Slides / Handout / Lecture / Task (spinach)

    10.12 Cultural Baggage Slides / Handout + More / Task (potato)

    10.19 *Start Time 9:40 a.m.* Deep Culture D-I-E / Task / 1 2 3 4 5 (onion)

    10.26 Challenges, Safety, Connected  Slides / Handout / Task (fennel)

    11.09 Adjustment Cycle  Slides / Handout / Task (parsnip)

    11.16 Arrival, Exhaustion, Homesick  Slides / Handout / Task (leek)

    11.30 Getting Settled, Relationships  Slides / Handout / Task (shallot)

    12.07 Culture Shock Slides / Handout / Task (squash)

    12.14 Holidays  Slides / Handout / Task (kale)

    12.21 The Return  Slides / Handout / Task (alfalfa)

    01.11 Presentation Preparation / Video Task Due (pea)

    01.18 STUDENT PRESENTATIONS Grand Review (daikon)

     

     

     

    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. Student Presentation

     

    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

    Culture can be compared to how fish relate to water: As long as we stay within our own culture, we don't take notice of things. Everything is normal, just as it should be. Only when we have fish-out-of-water experiences do we realize that there are other worlds. Unfamiliar environments, values, and behaviors can be stressful, and they can lead people to make skewed judgments or react in a negative inefficient way to the "strange" culture. However, with cultural intelligence/intercultural communication education, people will discover that there are valuable gifts hidden in the unfamiliar. At the same time, with renewed eyes, they appreciate the gifts in their own culture.

     

    NOTE: CLASS CONTENT WILL CHANGE DEPENDING UPON THE CLASS MAKEUP.

    The first three sessions are on-demand/online.
    The vegetables in parentheses below = The day's attendance password.

     

    09.21 ONLINE Orientation (turnip)

    09.28 ONLINE Introduction (kohlrabi)

    10.05 ONLINE Website Task (broccoli)

    10.12 Initial Discussion (endive)

    10.19 TBA (alfalfa)

    10.26 TBA (cabbage)

    11.09 TBA(squash)

    11.16 TBA (pea)

    11.30 TBA (cucumber)

    12.07 TBA (rye)

    12.14 TBA (leek)

    12.21 TBA (shallot)

    01.11 Review & Test Info (garlic)

    01.18 Final Test (parsnip)

     

     

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

    1. Attendance and Weekly Participation

    2. Midterm Test
    3. Final Test (or Report)

     

    TEXTBOOKS

    No class textbook.

     

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  • Global Competence B (Tuesday 2)

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Due to the COVID-19 situation, the some students cannot attend classes on campus. For these students, Global Competence B will be conducted as a 100% on-demand class which will consist of self-study. Students 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.

     

    Questions or problems?

    ProfessorLisaVogt+GloB@gmail.com

     

    Information

    01  T-Shirt Project / Overview

    02 The Economics / Podcast / Lecture / Material_01/ Listening  

    03 Technology & Subsidies / Podcast / Lecture / Material_02 / Listening 

    04 Indonesia  [satellite farms / spinning] / *Podcast / Lecture / Material_03 / Listening 

    05 Two Sisters / Podcast / Lecture / Material_04 / Listening 

    06 Garment Industry  / Podcast / Lecture / Material_05 / Listening  

    07 Bangladesh / Columbia / Podcast / Lecture / Material_06 / Listening  

    08 Nixon and Kimchi / Podcast / Lecture / Material_07 / Listening 

    09 Container / Podcast / Lecture / Material_08 / Listening

    10 Taxes / Podcast / Lecture / Material_09 / Listening 

    11 The Afterlife / Podcast / Lecture / Material_10 / Listening 

    12 Work, Trade, Clothes / Podcast / Lecture / Material_11 / Listening 

    Final Essay (Report)

     

     

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

    1. Weekly Task Sheets
    2. 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.)