University of Technology Sydney

978210 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Japan

24cp; availability: not offered to exchange and study abroad students
Requisite(s): 977210 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Japan



In-Country Study and Fieldwork Project (ICS &FP) 2 is the second part of the capstone in the Japan major in the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, which involves two sessions of In-Country Study (ICS) at a UTS partner institution and reflective and research assessment about the host society. This subject is designed to enable students to live and study in another country and is guided by the principles of cultural immersion and reflection, inquiry-based learning and self-reliance. It fosters in students a capacity for critical reflection – in particular the ability to identify and question one's cultural assumptions, values and beliefs, and thus to acknowledge and empathise with the perspectives of people from other cultures.

Through experiential learning in a partner university and the assessments allow students to develop their intercultural capabilities via critical reflection on host and home culture(s). Students build upon the work in ICS & FP 1 and their continued exposure to and interaction with the host society to recognise the processual nature of intercultural learning. Students also continue their work with an academic supervisor to design and research a major mixed-methods project investigating an aspect of contemporary relevance for the host society.

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Spring session - Distance, City campus

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