Regional GeographyⅠ
TeachersARAI, YoshioStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 2 1st semest [General Basic Subjects]
CategoryGeneral Basic Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number0G151

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

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.

Grading Policy

Term examination (40%), short tests, short reports, discussions in the class (30% in total) and final report (30%)

Textbook and Reference

KindTitleAuthorPublisher
TextbookNippon wo Manabu: Nishi-Nippon (Studying West-Japan) Ueno, Motoki, TachikawaKokon Shoin, 2017, ISBN978-4-7722-5300-0
References

Requirements(Assignments)

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.

Note

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.

Schedule

1Orientation
2Lecture on presentation method and the discussion on the presentation schedule
3Literature reading of the Chapter 1: Kyushu and Okinawa (1)
4Literature reading of the Chapter 1: Kyushu and Okinawa (2)
5Literature reading of the Chapter 2: Chugoku and Shikoku (1)
6Literature reading of the Chapter 2: Chugoku and Shikoku (2)
7Literature reading of the Chapter 3: Kinki (1)
8Literature reading of the Chapter 3: Kinki (2)
9Presentation on a selected area in the south Kyushu and Okinawa
10Presentation on a selected area in the north Kyushu
11Presentation on a selected area in Chugoku
12Presentation on a selected area in Shikoku
13Presentation on a selected area in the west Kinki
14Presentation on a selected area in the east Kinki
15Conclusion