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授業科目区分
国際学部専門教育科目・専門発展科目・国際理解科目群
担当者 ヨハネス キーナー(講師)
グレード G2
テーマ Territory, Landscapes and Cities
キーワード 地理,人文地理学,領土,地形,都市研究,geography,human geography,territory,landscape,urban studies
開講年度
2018
開講時期
配当年次
2・3・4
単位数
2
授業の目的及び概要 この授業は英語のみで行われる。授業では、国内外の地域について探究する際に有用な、地理学的な空間分析の方法や地域のとらえ方に関して理解を深めることを目標とする。まず地理学の基本的な空間分析の方法・手法を解説した上で、日本における人間環境関係、日本的な生活空間の特徴について、地理学的視点から地域の自然、社会、文化について考察する。さらに、異文化理解の観点から、世界からみた日本の地理の特徴について理解し、英語で説明できる能力を修得する。就業力育成の観点から論理的思考力や幅広い視野を育む。
履修条件 “Japanese Geography” is an introductory course that requires no particular knowledge about geography, and all interested students are welcome. Since the language of instruction is English, a certain level of English is required to understand the content of the class. Nevertheless, the course is designed for non-native English speakers, providing detailed explanations of technical terms, giving students the opportunity to improve their language skills.
科目の位置づけ(DPとの関連) この科目は、学位授与の方針(DP)に定める、学生が本学における学修と経験を通じて身につける知識や能力のうち、以下に該当します。1. グローバル化する現代社会の諸問題を理解し、理論と知識をもってその解決に向けて自ら考え、取り組む姿勢を身につけている。
学修の到達目標 This course provides a broad introduction into the geography of Japan and to current topics in geographical research. Next to an overview on Japans topographical characteristics, resources and industry, it provides especially an extended knowledge on cities, the center of modern Japanese life. By exploring urbanization processes students get deep insights into the diversity of space and learn to interpret current processes of urban change.
授業の方法 This course is based on lectures that provide basic knowledge about geography. In order to give feedback, students are required to write short summaries or comments. You will have about 10 minutes for this task at the end of every class. At the end of the semester a classroom test is scheduled that requires students to answer some open questions about key-terms and concepts in geography. Furthermore, in order to learn how to apply these key-terms and concepts, a small fieldwork is also scheduled in the second half of the semester. This fieldwork requires students to go to an area in Osaka city and make some observations about its characteristics and changes. Based on the observations during the fieldwork, students have to write a short report (about 500 words).
授業外の学修(予習・復習等) Students are required to review the content of every class and prepare for the test. Furthermore, students have to conduct a fieldwork and write a short report that takes some additional time. On average every week about three hours of self-study time are necessary for this course.
テキスト・参考書 This lecture is not following one central text book, and all necessary information is provided during class through handouts. The following two books are a recommendation to those students who want to do some further reading:

In English:
Paul Knox and Steven Pinch (2010) Urban Social Geography: An Introduction. Pearson.
In Japanese:
竹中克行他編(2013)『人文地理学』ミネルヴァ書房。
成績評価の基準・方法 Students are evaluated through the following three methods:

1. Comment sheet at the end of every class: 40%
2. Classroom test: 30%
3. Short report: 30%
この科目の履修にあたって Students who want to acquire a basic knowledge about Japan's geography, as well as those who want to deepen their knowledge about current geographical topics, are welcome.
オフィスアワー 各教員のオフィスアワー受付曜日・時間・場所については、本学Webサイトの「オフィスアワー」ページに掲載しています。
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大学Webサイトの[トップページ]→[キャンパスライフ]→[教務情報]→[オフィスアワー]
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http://www.keiho-u.ac.jp/campuslife/affairs/officehour.html

授業の内容や学習上の問題などについて質問や相談を行いたい場合は、実施曜日・時限を確認のうえ実施場所を訪れてください。
※なお、非専任講師については、担当授業前、終了後の教室や講師控室等での質問、相談を受け付けています。


第1回 Overview and Brief Introducton to Geography in Japan

This class gives a short overview on the course and provides an introduction to the study of geography in Japan.

第2回 Territory and Territorial Conflicts

This class gives an overview on the Japanese territory and an introduction on existing territorial conflicts with neighboring countries.

第3回 Geology and Climate

This class explains the characteristics and diversity of Japan's geology and climate.

第4回 Resources and Energy

This class gives an introduction on natural resources and energy production.

第5回 Industry and Environmental Issues

In this class the distribution of industry on the Japanese islands, its changes and associated environmental issues are discussed.

第6回 Population Dynamics

This class gives an historical overview on Japan's population development and its regional dynamics.

第7回 Minority Groups

This class discusses different minority groups and their geographical distribution.

第8回 Spaces of Tourism

In this class the development of tourism and the landscapes associated with it are discussed.

第9回 A Short History of Urbanisation

This class explains the historical development of cities in Japan on the example of Osaka city.

第10回 Suburbanisation and Urban Sprawl

In this class the rapid suburbanization during the second half of the 2th century and the problems associated with it are discussed.

第11回 Decline of the Inner City

This class explains the decline of inner city areas in Japanese cities.

第12回 Fieldwork: Experiencing the Inner City

This class requires the students to do a fieldwork to an area in Osaka city.

第13回 Return to the City Center

This class discusses how the construction of new condominiums led to a population increase in Japanese cities.

第14回 Building the City from Below

In this class several approaches of private actors and communities to tackle local problems are discussed.

第15回 Test and Final Discussion

In this class we will do a final test and a final reflection on the content of the class.