• 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 Deep Culture, D-I-E Slides / Handout + More / Task (potato)

    10.19 More D-I-E / Task  (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 TBA (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 A (Tuesday 1)

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

     

    For a study-abroad experience to fully achieve its educational goals and 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.

     

    Your 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.

     

    *The password for the weekly downloads → Included in the first email I sent to you.)

     

    2021 AUTUMN SEMESTER SYLLABUS FOR STAY-HOME STUDENT (在宅受講配慮者用シラバス)

    Click on the date below --> Print out the Handout --> Watch the Overview --> Listen to the Lecture while looking at your Handout --> Complete the Task --> send the completed Task to the professor using Oh-Meiji "Report." You can study at your own pace. There are only 2 requirements: (1) register your attendance at Oh-Meiji between 9:00 - 9:20 on the dates below, and (2) complete everything by January 11, 2022.

     

    09.21 Orientation (attendance password: beetroot)

    09.28 Introduction + Video Task Info (pw: quinoa)

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

    10.12 Deep Culture, D-I-E / Overview / Handout + More / Lecture / Task (potato)

    10.19 More D-I-E / Task  (onion)

    10.26 Challenges, Safety, Connected / Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task (fennel)

    11.09 Adjustment Cycle / Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task (parsnip)

    11.16 Arrival, Exhaustion, Homesick / Overview /Handout / Lecture /Task (leek)

    11.30 Getting Settled, Relationships / Overview /Handout / Lecture /Task (shallot)

    12.07 Culture Shock / Overview /Handout / Lecture / Task (squash)

    12.14 Holidays / Look / Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task (kale)

    12.21 The Return / Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task (alfalfa)

    01.11 Video Task Due / Semester Test (pea)

    01.18 Extra Session (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:

    1. Attendance (register your attendance between 9:00-9:30 each week) 10%

    2. Weekly Assignments 30%
    3. Video Project 30%
    4. Semester Test 30%

     

    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.)

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 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)

     

    09.29 Introduction, Task (attendance pw: beetroot)

    10.06 Orientation + Video Task Info (pw: quinoa)

    10.13 Role, Family, Baggage / Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task (spinach)

    10.20 Deep Culture, D-I-E / Overview / Handout + More / Lecture / Task (potato)

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

    11.10 Challenges, Safety, Connected / Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task (fennel)

    11.17 Adjustment Cycle / Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task (parsnip)

    11.24 Arrival, Exhaustion, Homesick / Overview /Handout / Lecture /Task (leek)

    12.01 Getting Settled, Relationships / Overview /Handout / Lecture /Task (shallot)

    12.08 Culture Shock / Overview /Handout / Lecture / Task (squash) NOTE

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

    01.12 The Return / Overview / Handout / Lecture / Task (alfalfa)

    01.19 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.)