跨文化經驗-美國與日本的比較-Paul

分類:國際暑期大學第一期-2015年 建立於 2016-01-06, 週三 08:45
 

課程名稱

Course name

at least in English, additionally in Chinese preferred

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(Eng.) Cross-Cultural Experiences: Japan and the United States

開課老師所屬單位

Offering dept. and university

Department / faculty:

Department / Faculty: Law

University: National Chung Cheng University

授課教師資料

Offering teacher’s information

Name: Ranson Paul Lege

Tel. / mobile phone number:

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學經歷

Curriculum Vitae

Education: BA-History, Political Science, Geography. MA Humanities

ABD Education

Professional Appointments: Associate Professor, University of Nagoya

Graduate School of Law

Other qualification:

Fourteen years of experience with academic writing at the University of Nagoya, Five years teaching undergraduate students at Nanzan University. (Presently working on PhD in Information Science)

合作開課老師

Cooperating teacher(s) in this course

Yes:

Name:

Department / faculty:

University:

Tel. / mobile phone number:___________________

Email:__________@____________________>

l  Please extend this part to meet your need if you have more than one cooperating teacher in this course.

X None

學分數

Credit(s)

X 1

2

3

授課對象

Target audience

Undergraduate

X Postgraduate

助教需求

(T.A. requested)

X Yes

No

課程目標

Goal of this course

description within 150 words

The aim of this course is to provide students with some of the realities of cross-culture exchange. The course offers some insight into the general history of relations between Japan and the United States and some personal experiences of the lecturer. In a growing globalized system, students going abroad often consider language as the major concern when in fact comprehending cultural orientation or values is far more relevant and useful. The course offers an over-view of the contrasting aspects in the cultural orientations of these two societies. Succinctly, these two cultures represent the notion of “opposite attraction” which has often led to amusing myths and stereo-types in both nations. By anecdotal narrative, the course offers a Westerner’s perspective on living, working and integrating into a different cultural milieu. Thus, the course provides students with a deeper appreciation for developing a sense for the concept of cultural orientation.

課程簡述

Course description

description within 350 words

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course entitled Cross-Cultural Experiences: Japan with the United States has been developed to introduce the student to some of the basics of cultural comparison while highlighting the similarities and differences between these two societies. The course is designed to familiarize the students with a few of the trends in comparative cultural studies while providing a broad picture of these two societies. The course will include personal experiences of the lecturer as a way to illustrate the significance of living a shared-experience in a globally changing world.

While primarily presented from the perspective of the Humanities, issues found in anthropology, economics, ethics, politics, religion and sociology, are incorporated into the course which allows students to develop a deeper understanding of history and various cultural phenomena existing within and between these two societies. Special focus is placed on intercultural communication and values, conflicts of cultures, religious and political clashes and major globalization trends, which in turn will provide students with an improved comprehension of a changing world. Though the two cultures appear on surface to be quite distinct, giving the impression of “opposite attraction,” in reality the two societies have more in common. The difference lies in how cultural norms are expressed.

Though short, the course hopes to offer the following objectives: 1) Introduce students to notion of cultural orientation; 2)  Expand student worldview by giving an outline of vital problems of various cultures in the context of the history and relations between these two nations; 3) Highlight a few of the patterns of intercultural communication, especially referring to how values and norms are projected in these two societies and 4) Provide some anecdotal views on the positive aspects of living and experiencing in a different cultural milieu.

課程內容/授課大綱

Course content / outline

You can introduce the course weekly.

Course Content

I.      Defining Culture

II.    Understanding Cultural values

III.   Looking at Japan

IV.   Looking at the USA

V.     Japan and the World (1850s)

VI.   Japan and the USA (20th Century)

VII. Post WWII

VIII.        How Opposites Attract

IX.   Summary

學習評量方式

Assessment / grading policy

Student participation and one final test.

課程之教學方法 Teaching methods for this course

Lecture with aid of PPT and videos from internet.

教科書&參考書目 Textbook & other reference

No textbook. We will provide necessary reading materials

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