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Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectAsian Studies
Number & Suffix: 187 A
Transcript Title: INTERNSHIP 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course is only offered during the spring term. The course provides international students with opportunities to learn about Japanese society and culture through service activities in community organizations in the city of Mitaka. Students choose one or two out of ten possible organizations. Possible service organizations include day care centers for older adults, schools, facilities for children, farms, and others. This course requires weekly service work outside the campus in addition to class periods. You must go through a special pre-registration procedure or receive special permission from the instructor prior to registering for this course. This course is based on the concept of service learning, which refers to “a credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility” (Bringle and Hatcher 1996:222). The instructor will hold orientation sessions during the first two weeks of class. From the third week, students will engage in service work for at least four hours a week on average for six weeks for a total of 24 hours. During the service-work period, the class meets weekly for reflection sessions and lectures on different aspects of Japanese society/culture. At the end of the term, each student is required to make a presentation and to submit a paper. Learning Goals: (1) To learn important characteristics of service learning (2) To develop a better understanding of Japanese society and culture (3) To develop better communication skills in the context of Japanese society (4) To improve one’s presentation and writing skills Assessment: journal (10%), review of literature (20%), presentation (20%), final paper (50%). 
Language of Instruction: English
Partner University Department: Japan Studies 
Partner University Course Number: JPS202E