Goals of the Course(JPN)
Goals of the Course
|Political Science is a broad field, encompassing the study of political interactions among individuals, groups, states and systems. This course intends to present students with some of the major issues, debates and topics in international political science, and provide students the opportunity to pursue their own research interests within the political science discipline.|
Because students should already have some prior exposure to the fundamental concepts of political science, after a brief review the instructor will clarify student research and learning interests, tailoring course content and readings to the student cohort. Most of the course will consequently be centered around discussions of important readings and instructor-administered debates among students.
Objectives of the Course(JPN)
Objectives of the Course
|Students will expand their knowledge of their chosen political science topic, whether it be domestic politics, comparative politics, international relations or political economy. This course will thus not only allow students to refine their research interests and expand their expertise, but it will provide practical experience in analysis, presentations and paper writing.|
Course Content / Plan
|Class 1 - Course introduction, guidance|
Class 2 - Discussion of current issues in political science, narrowing of topics to focus on
Class 3 - Presentation and discussion
Class 4 - Presentation and discussion
Class 5 - Presentation and discussion
Class 6 - Presentation and discussion
Class 7 - Presentation and discussion
Class 8 - Presentation and discussion
Class 9 - Presentation and discussion
Class 10 - Presentation and discussion
Class 11 - Presentation and discussion
Class 12 - Presentation and discussion
Class 13 - Presentation and discussion
Class 14 - Presentation and discussion
Class 15 - Presentation and discussion
Course Prerequisites and Related Courses
|No prerequisites are required. However, students should have a good command of the English language and come to class willing to discuss the week’s topic.|
Course Evaluation Method and Criteria
|Class participation and discussion: 30%|
A minimum grade of C is required to receive a passing grade for the course. Please refer to the student handbook for the grading scale.
|Weekly readings will be assigned by the instructor and posted on the NUCT system.|
|Additional information will be provided in class.|
Study Load(Self-directed Learning Outside Course Hours)
|Students are required to read the assigned materials before each class.|
Notice for Students
|Please be sure to check NUCT regularly for updates regarding the course schedule, lectures, readings and assignments. If you have any difficulty accessing NUCT, please contact the instructor by email.|
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.