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ARSa300LA(地域研究(ヨーロッパ) / Area studies(Europe) 300)
Liberal Arts Seminar II

Kazuya ONAKA

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Faculty/Graduate school ILAC Course
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Year 2022
Class code Q6606
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Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 木4/Thu.4
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷
Classroom name 各学部・研究科等の時間割等で確認
Grade 法文営国環キ2~4年
Credit(s) 2
Notes ※定員制(30名)
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Category (2018~) 2017年度以降入学者
300番台 総合科目
Category (2017)

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Outline (in English)

What does it mean to accept "cultural and religious differences" in today's society where there is a lot of migration of people across borders? Does it mean that the majority must accept all cultures and religions of the minorities without exception ? On the other hand, does it mean that a minority group must completely assimilate into the culture and religion of the host country ? In this Liberal Arts Seminar II, which is scheduled for the fall semester, we will discuss the ideals and realities concerning such "cultural and religious differences", using as a case study the policy shift in the Netherlands, which has traditionally been known as a liberal and tolerant society. This course is a seminar designed around the topics, questions, and exchanges of opinions suggested by the students.

[Learning Objectives]
The goal of this seminar is not to become proficient in English, Japanese, or any other language.

By the end of the course, students should be able to do the following:

1) Conceptualizing, without oversimplification, an answer to the question of why the Netherlands, with a population of just over 17 million, requires non-European immigrants to have a basic knowledge of the Dutch language (rather than English) and civil liberties.
2) Having a basic insight into the different implications of "culture" and "religion" in different countries and historical periods.
3) Understanding how to relate contemporary social issues to current cultural topics in which students are highly interested.
4) Expressing thoughts and feelings appropriately through presentations using Google Slides, Google Docs, and Zoom screen sharing.

[Learning activities outside of classroom]
(a) Read the pages of the textbook listed in the "Schedule" in advance.
(b) Post the material for the topic (including links, etc.) in the designated LMS (Google Classroom) location in time before the course begins.
(c) The time required for preparation and revision for this seminor will be the time required to do (a) and (b) above. A diverse group of students with varying levels of proficiency in Japanese and other languages will participate in this seminar. Therefore, a uniform length of time is not specified. However, according to the Standards for the Establishment of Universities, the preparation and review time for each two-credit lecture and seminar should be at least four hours.

[Grading Criteria]
Your final grade in this seminar will be decided on the following:
1. Presentations by students (3 points per topic) - 55%
2. Active participation in class (comments and questions during class debates) - 30%.
3. Other contributions to class management - 15%.

Default language used in class

日本語 / Japanese