On-site Research Training B

Numbering Code G-ECON31 5A918 FE43 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type lecture and field research
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Thu.5
Instructor name TANAKA AKIRA (Graduate School of Economics Professor)
KUROSAWA TAKAFUMI (Graduate School of Economics Professor)
HISANO SHUJI (Graduate School of Economics Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The goal of the course is to help students understand better the current economic and social situation in Japan
by participating in 3-4 field study trips to Japanese companies, government agencies and other institutions.
Each of the field study trips will include a pre-trip study session and a post-trip discussion session, after
which the students should submit essays to the respective instructors in charge.
Course Goals Students are able to develop their understandings on actual economy and management in Japan and their
practical and academic skills of field survey by participating this course.
Schedule and Contents *Due to COVID-19, the content of this course is subject to change. For further details, please see a document posted on KULASIS/PandA (also an email announcement).
The current schedule of the course is as follows.
1st Week: Course orientation (all students taking the course are required to attend).
2nd - 14th Week: Lecture and Field Trips
May: Fushimi and the sake brewing industry
May: TBD
June: Toyota or Panasonic
15th Week: Final discussion
(Detailed schedule will be announced at the orientation on the 1st Week.)
Evaluation Methods and Policy Grading will be done on the basis of class participation and the quality of the student essays.
- Trip 1: 30% (participation 70%; paper/presentation 30%)
- Trip 2: 30% (participation 70%; paper/presentation 30%)
- Trip 3: 30% (participation 70%; paper/presentation 30%)
- Overall evaluation: 10%
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) A participate has to do a survey on organisation, enterprise, or institution he/she is going to visit before and
after each field trip.