|履修条件||This course is for Global LEAP students.|
|科目の目的・到達目標||This course will help you develop your ability to discuss the core topics of environmental policies and social issues in Japan and how to enhance sustainability. For Japanese students, they better communicate Japanese environmental issues in English in a globalizing world. For Foreign students, they better recognize environmental problems and how they are dealt with in Japan. Students should:
・be able to contextualize real-world examples and cases within different cultural, geographical, geologic, and political background frames.
・be able to understand the importance of “global standards” and “experiences in Japan”.
・ become aware of the seriousness of environmental issues, and the roles and actions each of us should take in order to construct a sustainable global society.
|授業の概要||This course is an interdisciplinary lecture series course designed to teach students about environmental and social sustainability. A guest speaker from a specific sector will be invited to give a lecture for each session. Topics covered will range from environmental issues, such as global environmental governance, resources and waste, soils, geology and contaminated land, the water environment, air pollution, health and safety, biodiversity, and health and safety, to social issues, such as diversity and human rights, corporate responsibility, and NGO activities and partnerships.|
|授業計画||1. (April 14) General Introduction (Nishikawa, Nakano, Takeishi)
2. (April 21) Law and the Environment (Ushijima)
3. (April 28) Corporate Responsibility and Culture (Takeishi)
4. (May 12) Air Quality and Pollution (Nakano)
5. (May 19) Sustainability and Partnership (Sakamoto)
6. (May 26) Soils, Geology and Contaminated Land (Kawahigashi)
7. (June 2) Water Environment (Nishikawa)
8. (June 9) Ethnic Minority and Development (Kondoh)
9. (June 16) Social Impact and Human Rights (Sakumoto)
10. (June 23) Health and Safety (Noritake)
11. (June 30) Biodiversity and Nature Conservation (Toko)
12. (July 7) Discussion on Natural Disaster and Resilience (Takeishi)
13. (July 14) Site Visit (Nakano)
14. (July 21) Student Presentations and Feedback (Nishikawa, Nakano, Takeishi)
15. (July 28) Wrap up (Nishikawa, Nakano, Takeishi)
|評価方法||Class participation 40%, reaction papers 30%, presentation 30%|
|テキスト・参考文献等||Handouts with information about relevant references and resources|
|授業外の学習活動||Students will be required to submit reaction papers in English after each session via manaba, an online learning management system.|