• Global Competence C (Wed. 1)

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    There is a saying in Japanese: todai moto kurashi. In English, it means that people don’t notice things that are right under their noses. One’s culture is not something that many people think too much about, that is until they encounter someone from a foreign culture. Many young Japanese, when asked by someone from another culture why they behave in a certain way, or why things are the way they are in Japan, often are at a loss as to how to explain. This course will change that. By putting cultural concepts (which are often hard to see) in the spotlight and by analyzing values, attitudes, behavior patterns, and communication styles, students will be able to explain their culture to non-Japanese in a way that non-Japanese can relate to and understand. Global citizenry starts with an awareness and understanding of one’s cultural background.

     

    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 needed for this class.

     

    Email: ProfessorLisaVogt@gmail.com

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

     

    ALL SESSIONS ONLINE:

    05.13 Introduction (attendance pw: carrot)

    05.20 FOLKLORE / Lecture / Part 6 (pw: parsley)

    05.27 RICE / Lecture / Part 6 (fennel)

    06.03 LUCK / Lecture (celery)

    06.10 REMNANT / Lecture (beet)

    06.17 CALISTHENICS / Lecture (chard)

    +2 Sessions NOTE Documentary MINKA / (Handout)

    [Oh, the "Lectures" have disappeared below! Please do what you can from only the handouts. Sorry.]

    06.24 SACRED AND SECULAR  (quinoa)

    07.01 REPELLENT (squash)

    07.08 BATH (chicory) NOTE

    07.15 JAPAN HISTORY  (radish)

    07.22 GRAND REVIEW (kale)

    07.29 FINAL TEST/Deep Writing (mustard)

     

     

    EXPECTATIONS:

    Students are expected to come to class on time and with a positive attitude. Enrollment will be limited.

     

    EVALUATION:

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

    1. Participation, contribution, and attitude
    2. Weekly In-Class Assignments
    3. Final Tests

     

    TEXTBOOKS

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

  • Zemi (Wednesday 2)

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    The purpose of this seminar is threefold. The first objective is to improve students’ understanding of global issues relating to Japan in our interdependent world currently enveloped in a tide of uncertainty. Second is to gain a more profound sense of media literacy by developing a critical eye, digging for sources, finding hidden agendas or intentions, and evaluating persuasion techniques. The third is to enlarge students’ English vocabulary and communication skills. The ultimate aim of this seminar is for each student to grasp that it is not what we get but instead who we are and what we contribute that truly matters.

     

     

    2020 CLASSES

    Due to the COVID-19 situation, this year's zemi will not really be a zemi, in the sense of the word, as it will be an ON-DEMAND, SELF-STUDY class. As of now, there are no scheduled sessions where we meet interactively in real-time. The reason for this is that not everyone will have a stable, high-speed internet connection that allows for stress-free interactive connectivity because of structural, financial, and geographical factors.

     

    Email: ProfessorLisaVogt@gmail.com

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

     

    ALL CLASSES WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE

    Extra Session

    05.13 Introduction + Preview Video  (attendance pw: tomato)

    05.20 Introduction to Navigating Digital Information + Handout 1 + Task (pw: chicory)

    05.27 Fact-Checking + Lecture + Handout 2 + Task (melon)

    06.03 Lateral Reading + Lecture + Handout 3 + Task (chard)

    06.10 Deciding Who To Trust + Lecture + Handout 4 + Task (celeriac)

    06.17 Using Wikipedia + Lecture + Handout 5 + Task (squash)

    Extra Session: NOTE Evaluating Evidence + Lecture + Handout 6 + Lecture + Task

    06.24 Evaluating Photos and Videos + Lecture + Handout 7 + Task (alfalfa)

    07.01 Data and Infographics + Lecture + Handout 8 + Task (trefoil)

    07.08 Click Restraint + Lecture + Handout 9 + Task (endive) NOTE

    07.15 Social Media + Lecture + Handout 10 + Task (kohlrabi)

    07.22 Test Preparation (turnip)

    07.29 MIDTERM TEST - Deep Writing (kale)

     

     

    EXPECTATIONS:

    Students are expected to come to class on time and with a positive attitude. Enrollment will be limited.


    EVALUATION:
    Grades will be decided on a balanced performance in the following areas: Tasks, Presentation, Participation, Contribution, and Attitude. The more you speak up in class, the better your grade will be.

     

    TEXTBOOKS

    No class textbook.