Advanced: Experiential Activities (b)

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced: Experiential Activities (b)

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Japanese, Service-Learning

  • Language Level

    Advanced, High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    1 - 1
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0 - 0
  • Overview

    This is a service learning course.
    This course is for advanced students who are at levels 5 to 6 or the equivalent in the core Japanese program. The course centers around activities outside the classroom. Its goals are to (1) expose students to various aspects of Japanese society, (2) allow them to re-examine the realities of their home country and the world, (3) draw their attention to the issues that the whole world has to work together to solve, and (4) help them gain confidence in using the Japanese language to express their ideas. Activities may include exploring the local shopping arcade (shotengai) or participating in other volunteer activities involved with the local community. Normally, each activity will be conducted in the week following the discussion about the topic in class. No textbook will be used, and transportation expenses, insurance premium, and other actual costs will be borne by the students themselves. Some activities may be scheduled at night or on weekends.