Goals of the Course(JPN)
Goals of the Course
|This course will provide a general introduction to the study of International Relations.|
Objectives of the Course(JPN)
Objectives of the Course
|Upon completion of this course, participants are expected to have: (1) attained a general understanding of the subject of International Relations; (2) attained familiarity on various theoretical concepts to analyze global issues; (3) become able to provide a coherent presentation and discuss in a critical and academic manner.|
Course Content / Plan
|The course will adopt a seminar style of interactive teaching; hence participants are required to complete the weekly required reading, participate in class discussions and give a presentation. Each class will begin by a student presentation on the required reading.|
The theme for this year will be International Relations of Asia. Students will pick a chapter from the textbook in which they would like to make a presentation on.
(1) Introduction: Explanation on how the course will be run, followed by assigning presentations.
(2) to (13) Each class will cover a chapter (or two) from the textbook. Student presentation followed by class discussion.
(14) and (15) Discussion based on end-of-term essay.
Course Prerequisites and Related Courses
Course Evaluation Method and Criteria
|Evaluation will be based on the following criteria.|
1. Contribution to class discussions: 40%
2. Quality of presentation: 30%
3. Quality of end-of-term essay: 30%
The above criteria will be added up to compile your final mark.
Benchmark for a passing grade: refer to the student handbook (C grade is above 60%).
|Saadia M. Pekkanen, John Ravenhill and Rosemary Foot, Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).|
[I will inform you on how to obtain the textbook at our first class.]
|Consult the bibliography of the textbook for further reading. You could also ask the lecturer in class or by email.|
Study Load(Self-directed Learning Outside Course Hours)
|Complete the required reading and prepare for your presentation and class discussions.|
Notice for Students
|I will inform you on how to obtain the textbook at our first class. It would be best if you can consult the table of contents of the textbook beforehand by searching it on the internet, in order to choose the chapter you will like to make a presentation on. If several people want to make a presentation on the same chapter, we might have to sort things out at our first class so it will be advisable for your to think of 2nd and 3rd choices of chapters.|
Lecture format, etc.
List of hybrid classes employing both face-to-face and remote teaching methods will be posted in the "News" of the homepage of the Graduate School of Law.
*If there are any changes in the teaching methods after the period of course registration, it will be announced on NUCT.
Additional measures for remote class (on-demand class)
Remote classes are conducted via NUCT. Questions to instructors should be asked using the NUCT "Message" function.
Student discussions will be conducted using the NUCT "Message" function. (If the instructor has added the "Forum" function, the "Forum" can also be used.)
Follow your instructor's directions if your instructor has any other directions.