With the example practice-as-network often abridged as role-playing games, this course introduces students to a (trans-) cultural studies approach of practices, actors and processes.
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This course introduces students to bioethics as an interdisciplinary field of study that looks into ethical, legal, and social implications of life sciences and health care.
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This course examines the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of consumption broadly conceived.
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This course deals with leisure and play as matters of concern for politicians and many other actors in and outside Japan.
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This course aims to provide students with the overview of economic and business history from global perspectives.
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This seminar introduces students to issues related to the historical study of animals.
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This course is an international collaborative course.
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This semi-intensive course provides students with a diverse overview of Japan’s international development assistance policy and practice of the Japanese government, business actors, and civil society organizations based on actual cases.
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Unlike modern diplomatic relations, which are based on direct negotiations by diplomats representing the two governments, one of the major characteristics of international relations in the early modern (seventeenth century to mid-nineteenth century) East Asia is the significant role played by intermediaries.
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