Year 2017 Term Spring Day Wednesday Period 5 Credit 2 Code 105
Course Title Preparatory Seminar for GSID Domestic Fieldwork
Major Common Subjects
Instructor(s) N. Shinkai (coord.)
Purpose & Description

本講義は、国内実地研修(DFW)準備のためのものであり、国内実地研修に参加するものは必ず受講してください。 This course is a preparatory course for Domestic Fieldork (DFW). DFW participants should enroll in this course. By attending all the preparatory lectures, participants are expected to understand the basic characteristics of local administration, rural development, education, and emerging issues in Japan. One day visit to the field site prior to the DFW is scheduled in this course. Participants are also expected to prepare a research plan and questionnaires prior to the DFW in October, 2017. The submission deadline will be announced in the course.


Tentative schedule will be provided at the orientation session for expected participants in DFW on April 12th, 2017.

Texts & References

Various printed materials will be distributed during the course.



Evaluation must be based on (1) participation in discussions and group work and (2) quality of research proposal and final report.

Language(s) for instruction & discussion; Others

The course will be conducted in both English and Japanese. As much as possible, materials written not only in Japanese but also in English will be provided.