The purpose is to have students have a study abroad experience without having to leave the country, due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions. The course features a series of interactive classes, ranging from globalization, to community development and peace studies, with the aim to encourage students to interact with one another to consider some of the pertinent issues of our time.
The course consists of 5 weeks of 60-minute lectures with 30 minutes question-and-answer and discussion sessions. It is expected to be 45 hours of study for the certificate, including preparation and homework.
To earn the Completion Certificate, students must achieve a grade of 60% or more in the coursework and final reflection paper. If students wish to audit classes, they are welcome to do so, and they may audit as few as only one class. All participants, including auditors, will be required to register.
Sample of Certificate
Lectures will be held in Zoom, YouTube and Google Classroom. The lectures and Q&A will be on Zoom, though copies will be made available to registered participants. The interaction that will take place will be arranged for students to interact on a discussion board where they can read each other's answers to the discussion questions. They will also be required to submit their assignments through Google classroom.
The lectures will be held from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Japanese time (JST). Students who are unable to attend those times will have an opportunity to view the lectures and Q&A sessions on YouTube following the completion of each class.
Registration is Closed