|Grade, Semester||Year 2 1st semest [General Basic Subjects]|
|Category||General Basic Subjects|
|Elective, Credits||Elective 2credit|
Various regions of the West-Japan will be focused in the Regional Geography I. The geographical conditions, history, society/industries and regional challenges of each region will be discussed based on the student presentations.
The students will get the abilities to collect information on an area and to analyze it. They will get also the abilities to present their ideas and to discuss them. These abilities are useful to think the regional issues.
Term examination (40%), short tests, short reports, discussions in the class (30% in total) and final report (30%)
|Textbook||Nippon wo Manabu: Nishi-Nippon (Studying West-Japan)||Ueno, Motoki, Tachikawa||Kokon Shoin, 2017, ISBN978-4-7722-5300-0|
All students are required to collect by himself/herself the reference materials as books, papers and reports about the histories and the situations of the targeting regions.
All students are required to make two presentations and to participate actively in the discussion. The way of the class operations will be discussed at the first meeting.
|2||Lecture on presentation method and the discussion on the presentation schedule|
|3||Literature reading of the Chapter 1: Kyushu and Okinawa (1)|
|4||Literature reading of the Chapter 1: Kyushu and Okinawa (2)|
|5||Literature reading of the Chapter 2: Chugoku and Shikoku (1)|
|6||Literature reading of the Chapter 2: Chugoku and Shikoku (2)|
|7||Literature reading of the Chapter 3: Kinki (1)|
|8||Literature reading of the Chapter 3: Kinki (2)|
|9||Presentation on a selected area in the south Kyushu and Okinawa|
|10||Presentation on a selected area in the north Kyushu|
|11||Presentation on a selected area in Chugoku|
|12||Presentation on a selected area in Shikoku|
|13||Presentation on a selected area in the west Kinki|
|14||Presentation on a selected area in the east Kinki|