Essential History for Global Leaders[17S1015]

Course Title
Essential History for Global Leaders[17S1015]
Essential History for Global Leaders
科目区分・科目種 共通科目(前期課程) クラス 博士課程共通
CCBM   キャリアデザイン  
単位数 2.0単位 履修年次 13

担当教員 西浦 みどり
学期 後期
木曜 7 8 人間文化研究科棟408室


None. Some papers might be distributed accordingly.
(This is precisely the point I will be making. There is no “correct” version of history, at the same time, each and every interpretation has truth in every one of them thus “Text book” as such does not signify).

2018/02/08 7 8 (15:00 16:30) 人間文化研究科棟408室
2018/02/01 7 8 (15:00 16:30) 人間文化研究科棟408室

小論文(レポート)=メールで回収、提出締切:1/25(木),その他=Essays count obviously, but in my class, I would be looking for the student’s ability to be able to express awareness, present her ideas and thoughts on each subject. Display of communication skills in the class.

Theme: In the eyes of beholder?

Why is it important to know the world history in general?
How far do we need to go back?

keyword: Whose History?

*Understanding and knowledge of History
*Developing an interest in Recent History
*Exploring a variety of approaches to different aspects of History
*Exploring different interpretations of particular historical issues
*Appreciation of human endeavour
*Appreciation and developing empathy with people from different regions, roots, in different era.
*Lastly, but not least, developing skills to be able to think independently, and to be able to make informed judgments on various issues.

1. What is History?
2. Going through ancient times globally
3. Placing spotlight on Recent History
4. Wars in various regions and countries, why?
5. Notable revolutions of the world
6. Communism Government
7. Imperialism, and New Imperialism
8. Democratic Government
9. Nationalism----in different countries
10. Reflecting on Japanese History
11. Reflecting on recent Japan since Meiji era
12. Presentations
13. Presentations
14. What course do we need to take?
15. Importance of endeavouring to keep world peace


Nota bene: Below is my essay contributed to the University’s Newsletter called “Bouquet” Volume 4. You will find it in page 7.
This is self explanatory to the core of my belief and teaching.

Seventy Years after the W.W. II, Japan’s Contribution to the World Peace, and Considering the Future

Visiting Professor, Leading Graduate School Promotion Center
Midori Nishiura

My class is for the students to learn essential history, especially for those who aspire to be a global leader. Starting from scratch, like the importance of studying the historians before studying history, meaning that history can have as many variations/interpretations as the number of historians, thus the necessity to develop our own thoughts, forming opinions individually case by case. All this is to prepare the students for leadership positions in various fields. We discuss, learn debate skills, presentation know-hows, as well as negotiation techniques.
From ’97 to ’08 once every year, for eleven years, I had lectured at the Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies) in France. Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, in French is a public research and higher education institution established in 1872, having educated France’s political leaders and is considered one of the best schools for the social sciences, which include political science, history, sociology communication, etc.
My style of teaching has always been two-way communication, putting emphasis on roundtable, debate training, and discussion skills, etc. Unlike the old days, it was not just for French students exclusively, so top selected students of highest academic level with several language skills came from all over the world in the recent years. They were hungry for more in learning, and I was always bombarded with questions from these eager over acheivers.
Ochanomizu University has always aspired to provide students with education that enables them to show true leadership with a global perspective, hence my being appointed a visiting professor to provide students with advanced studies and leadership education preparing them for internationalization/globalization.
I do hope to see you all in my class!