HSLP Contemporary Japanese Society Course

The Health Sciences Leadership Program (HSLP) is offering a summer course called Contemporary Japanese Society, and is looking for students who are interested in joining this class!!!

Course Description

  • What does it mean to be Japanese? Whether you are Japanese or not, the answer to this question may seem obvious to you. If asked, you might quickly describe Japan as an isolated island nation made-up of a homogenous race and culture. However, have you ever stopped to think about this answer? Where does it come from? How do you know these things to be true?
  • Using contemporary Japanese society as an example, this class will give you a foundation in critical thinking skills so that you may examine yourself and the world you know around you through an analytical lens. Broadening your mind-set and learning to question what you assume to be common sense is an essential ability in today's globalized world. This course will also give you a foundation in the study of people and their societies, a critical perspective for any future health practitioner.
  • Format

  • Discussion-type course with team based learning exercises
  • Focus on skill building such as active listening, critical reading, inquiry and analysis and presentations
  • Language of instruction is English
  • Class meets 6 times for a total of 12 sessions (16 hours)
  • Only undergraduates will receive course credit
  • Date/Time・Venue

  • Schedule:
  • Week 1 July 27th (Wed) & July 29th (Fri)
    Week 2 Aug 3rd (Wed) & Aug 5th (Fri)
    Week 3 Aug 8th (Mon) & Aug 10th (Wed)

  • Time: 13:00-14:20, 14:40-16:00
  • Location: Yushima Campus, M&D Tower 8F, G-Lab
  • Instructor

  • Rebecca Carlson
  • HSLP faculty member, with a background in Social Anthropology and Japanese Society Studies

    Target Audience・Maximum Class Size・Requirements・Selection Method

  • (Target) Any TMDU undergrad or grad student
  • (Limit) a few spaces left
  • (Requirements) As this is an English-only class TOEFL ITP score of 550 (iBT 80) is required. Send a copy of the score report with your application, or bring it by the office.
  • (Selection method) Based on reasons for applying and academic performance.
  • Applications

  • Download application form at http://www.tmd.ac.jp/global/ and send to global.adm@tmd.ac.jp with a scanned copy/photo of your TOEFL score report (write "2016 Summer CJS Applicant" in the subject line of email)
  • (Sign-up Deadline)7/20 (Wed) 17:00
  • ※Deadline extended


    Institute of Global Affairs, Global Advancement Administrative Unit
    (03) 5803-4964

    E-mail: global.adm@tmd.ac.jp