Readings in Humanities and Social Sciences (Education, English)I-E1

Numbering Code U-LAS03 10004 SB48 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year 2nd year students or above Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Tue.3
Instructor name ANDO SACHI (Graduate School of Education Senior Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course In this course, we will read and discuss a variety of research studies on human migration, with particular attention to Japanese American experiences, written and spoken in English. The main purpose of this course is to familiarize students with research on human migration from psychosocial and cultural perspectives. Moreover, through close readings of recently published and representative work on this theme, including documentary films and guest speakers, as well as extensive discussion in class, students will develop their English skills.
Course Goals Upon completion of the course, students are expected to develop the following understanding and skills:
(1) Reading skills to enable access to published research articles on relevant topics,
(2) Speaking and listening skills necessary for group work and discussion,
(3) Academic writing and presentation skills, and
(4) Understanding of migration experiences.
Schedule and Contents The weekly schedule and topics* are as follows:
1. Introduction
2. Social research on human migration
3. Human migration as global trends: Historical views and current trends
4. Why do people migrate? Why does migration continue? Theories on migration:
migration as a choice, migration as a consequence
5. How do people adapt? Lived experiences (qualitative research)
6. How do people adapt? Measured experiences (quantitative research)
7. Japanese American experiences
8. Japanese American experiences (continued)
9. Japanese American experiences (continued)
10. - 14. Group presentations
15. Wrap-up

* The above mentioned schedule and topics are tentative and subject to change at any time. In such a case, the instructor will notify the students ahead of time.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Attendance is mandatory and subject to deduction in points. Students will be evaluated primarily based on the following**:

(1) 60% 8 response papers (300 words each)
(2) 20% Group presentation
(3) 20% Summative reflection paper (1500 words)

** The above mentioned is tentative and subject to change at any time. In such a case, the instructor will notify the students ahead of time.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are required to attend all class sessions. Active participation is expected. Before coming to the class, students are expected to complete the following tasks: (1) to read the assigned readings and prepare your questions for class discussion and (2) prepare a response paper.
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