International Communication 2
TeachersRIN ShunStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 2 2nd semest []
CategoryCommon Core Courses
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number0H211

Course Description

Today, globalization progresses more and more in many parts of the world such as human, money, things and information, crossing national borders freely going on the earth in all areas such as politics, economics, society and culture. It is no exaggeration to say that today's Japanese society is becoming more globalized and it is practically a multicultural society. Indeed, although the "era of intercultural communication" has come, it can be said that there is a necessity to seriously learn cross-cultural communication. With this background in mind, this lecture will learn about cross-cultural communication from various perspectives. Also, we will hold discussions from the 4th to the 10th round. In this lesson, you will acquire attitudes, knowledge and ability on study objective 1, 2 and 3.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
①Understanding international exchange and cross-cultural understanding through theory and practice. You can acquire international senses and abilities.
②We can respect a variety of cultures and communicate with people with different cultural backgrounds.
③You can understand foreign cultures and people's thinking behind them.
④ We can deal with problems in symbiosis with people and their the background of different culture and realistically.

Grading Policy

Your overall grade in the class will be decided based on the following:
- worksheet :50%
- The report of end of term:50%
The results of the class attitude will be evaluated on the degree of participation in the discussion.
In order to pass, students must earn at least 60 points out of 100.
Report will be return and discuss.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookNothing in particular. We will distribute lecture print every time.
References"Textbook for multicultural coexistence" ,ISBN code(978-4-7503-3450-9)Tomoaki MatsuoAkashi bookstore


①After looking through the printouts distributed in advance. Please carefully understand the contents and fill in the preparatory sheet. (half an hour)
② As for the review, after organizing the content you learned, please express your opinion and summarize it in your comments and submit it by the deadline. (1.5 hours)


We will ask you to submit assignments and out of class reports on a regular basis.
In the class of information electronics department, this is a compulsory subject of JABEE compatible program (optional subject) and correspond education goal Item 1-1.
The lesson plans and material used may be changed depending on the circumstances of students attending.


Describe the class outline and evaluation method.
Learn about globalization.
2What is cross-cultural communication?
3Communication style
②Two-way communication
4Language communication
①How to praise
②How to scold
③How to apologize
5Language communication
②How to invite and refuse
6Multicultural coexistence
①"Ethnocentrism" and "Cultural Correlationism"
②From "assimilation" and "multiculturalism" to "multicultural coexistence"
7Multicultural coexistence
①Why did the number of Japanese South Americans increase?
②Japan was once a country of immigrants
8Multicultural coexistence
①What is a technical intern trainee?
②What is the current status of accepting nurses and care workers?
9Multicultural coexistence
①What is needed for coexistence with multiculturalism
②Cultural contact and emotional reaction
10Japanese and Chinese gift culture
11Japanese and Chinese Eating and drinking culture
12Japanese and Chinese popular culture
13Japanese and Chinese poetry
14Japanese and Chinese New Year culture
15Summarize contents of lecture so far.