|教員氏名||Chris Oliver（クリス オリバー）|
Cultural Anthropology (文化人類学)
What happens when people of various different cultures, ethnicities, religions, and languages live together in the same society? In this seminar, we will consider this question by looking at the complex situations in various countries around the world, including Australia, France, Switzerland, Brazil, Malaysia, and South Africa. In studying about multiculturalism, we will see how it is connected to immigration, identity, education, history, human rights, and other issues.
Students will learn about multiculturalism through readings, discussions, presentations, and research. In the second year, each student will choose a topic related to multiculturalism and do a research project about it. For example, your research project could be about Australian Aborigines’ cultural identity, or Muslim immigrants in France, or some other topic that interests you. Presentations and assignments for the seminar will be in English.
While studying about multiculturalism, students will develop both (1) general skills and knowledge and (2) academic skills. (1) General skills and knowledge includes communication skills, English skills, and knowledge of other countries. (2) Academic skills include critical thinking, asking good questions, and research skills. These are important for all students. For instance, communication skills are very important when you go to a job interview or transfer interview (編入面接).
Because we will learn about multiculturalism from many perspectives, this seminar will be useful to students who want to transfer to a 4-year university to study fields such as sociology, mass media, law, economics, and cultural studies. You will be free to choose the topic of your research project, and I will encourage you to choose a topic that is strongly connected to your future study plans. This will help you when you are taking exams or doing interviews to enter a 4-year university.
This seminar is especially suited to students who are interested in foreign countries, who are open-minded and curious, and who want to actively use English in every seminar class.