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|Lecture Course in International Understanding|
火曜日 5, 6時限
|開講場所||To be announced|
|担当教員||サコラヴスキー ジェシー （教養教育院）|
|SOKOLOVSKY, Jesse (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)|
|授業の概要||Work and Global Understanding
In this course, we will examine the connections between work, culture, and personal values, and consider how they affect work experiences and work-life balance.
A unique point of the course is the use of simulations—role-plays in which you will learn by doing, not just sitting and listening. We will also use a combination of short lectures, discussions, interviews, and student-led research. No two lessons will be exactly alike.
Part 1: Our own interests
What are we good at? What can we offer an employer? What do we need from a job in order to be happy?
Part 2: Issues in the workplace
We will examine exploitation at so-called “black companies”. How do such work conditions develop? What influence does culture have? What have workers around the world done to obtain better conditions? What have governments done?
Part 3: Your topics
Working as part of a team, you will choose a specific topic connected with work and research it in detail. After becoming experts, you and your teammates will prepare and teach a 15-minute lesson on your topic. Some example topics include discrimination in the workplace, education and work, and the role of A.I. in the workplace.
|学習の目的||The main goal of the course is to understand the connections between work, culture, and personal values. This will provide you with context for understanding issues concerning work in modern society. It will also help you as consider your own future career. In the process of investigating, you will make discoveries, such as different interpretations of what is ‘normal’. You will see how 'normal' is constantly changing in our society, and you will gain a greater understanding of change in work environments.|
|学習の到達目標||By the end of this course,
—you should have a deeper awareness of cultural influences on work and work values.
—you should have a better understanding of fair and unfair labor practices, and the roles of employers, employees, and the government in creating work environments.
—you should be particularly knowledgeable about a work-related topic which you have chosen to research.
—you should be more comfortable and competent at using English in group discussions of social issues.
|授業の特徴||能動的要素を加えた授業 グループ学習の要素を加えた授業 Moodle キャリア教育の要素を加えた授業|
|教科書||Bigelow, W. & Diamond, N. (1988). The power in our hands. Monthly Review Press (購入不要)
***It is not necessary to purchase the book before the beginning of the course. The book has been made available for free online with the authors' permission. The way to access the online version will be shown in class.
|参考書||Connected with course content:
• Mouer, R. & Kawanishi, H. (2005). A sociology of work in Japan. Cambridge University Press.
• Terkel, S. (1974). Working: People talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do. Pantheon/Random House.
Improving English language skills:
• Murphy, R. (2015) English grammar in use book with answers and interactive ebook: Self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English (4th Edition). Cambridge University Press.
• McCarthy, M. & O'Dell, F. (2017). English collocations in use intermediate [or advanced] book with answers: How words work together for fluent and natural English (2nd Edition). Cambridge University Press.
Additional resources will be given during the semester.
|成績評価方法と基準||Your grade will be determined as follows:
• 30% Active participation in English in the classroom
• 40% Weekly preparation and assignments
• 30% Student-taught lesson
*Full attendance and active participation in English are expected.
You will lose points for being late, absent, or unprepared.
|オフィスアワー||To be announced during the first class session.|
|受講要件||(1) This class is limited to students of the Special English Program (英語特別プログラム), who earned a score of 600 or above on the April TOEIC-IP test.
(2) This course is intended for students who want to engage with challenging content actively and in English. You will need to participate every week; there is no way to hide. Please consider these points when deciding whether this course is a good fit for you.
(1) This course is conducted entirely in English.
We will create this all-English environment together by helping each other. You do not need to be a ‘master’ of perfect English. You do, however, need to make a commitment to using only English for the full 90 minutes every week.
(2) If you have specific needs which could affect your experience in the class, such as a physical disability or a sensitivity to certain sounds, please tell the instructor during the first class session. I will do my best to accommodate your needs.
(3) It will be helpful to have a dictionary available, either paper or electronic. Note that you may not use your phone during class except in special emergencies, so it may not be used as a dictionary.
|キーワード||See English key words below.|
|Key Word(s)||Work-life balance, values, normal, change, culture, globalization, exploitation|
|学習内容||Session 1: Course introduction; exploration of work values
S2: Skills, abilities, and personality traits; exploring their connections with work content, environments, and responsibilities
S3: The concept of 'flow'
S4: Real workplaces
S5: Globalization and work
S6: Simulation 1: Scientific management and changing work environments, part 1
S7: Simulation 1: Scientific management and changing work environments, part 2
S8: Simulation 2: Pushing for change, part 1
S9: Simulation 2: Pushing for change, part 2
S10: Real workplaces revisited
S11: Work in the news (domestic)
S12: Work in the news (international)
S13: You're the expert, part 1
S14: You're the expert, part 2
S15: Final review
The above schedule is provisional and some adjustments may be made according to student needs and interests.
|事前・事後学修の内容||There will be a variety of assignments outside of the classroom. These include:
• An interview with a veteran in the workforce
• Research of a work-related topic of your choice
• Preparation of a lesson on that topic
• Readings and reflections on the simulations and student-taught lessons
• Vocabulary review
• English skill-building practice