シラバス Syllabus

授業名 Global Environmental Issues
Course Title Global Environmental Issues
担当教員 Instructor Name 柳 蕙琳(You Hyelim)
コード Couse Code NUC418_N23B
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 教養教育科目 / Liberal Arts
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2023 UG Nisshin Term4

授業の概要 Course Overview

One of the NUCB`s mission is to educate ethical leaders who possess a `Frontier Sprit` and to create knowledge that advances business and society. This course not only provides students with an opportunity to ponder current environment issues, but also to develop ways to actively solve these problems.
Global environment issues have become one of the most urgent and challenging problems over the last couple of decades. However, one state cannot resolve these issues alone. It is only possible when the global efforts from states, international organizations, and business sector all cooperate together in order to deal with these environmental problems.

Bearing this in mind, this course will introduce students to the main issues of the global environment, with particular emphasis on climate change and energy issues. It also deals with the global environmental governance from the domestic to international political perspective.
The main goal of this course is to help students deepen their understanding of the global environmental issues, as well as comprehend how the environmental governance has been constructed and operated. Moreover, the students will have the chance to acquire more knowledge and deepen their understanding of climate change and energy issues in the East Asian region- especially Japan and China.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals


LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG6 Managerial Perspectives (BBA)
LG7 International Perspectives (BA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the ability to understand the "global perspective" described in our Mission Statement. The academic goals corresponding to this course are LG - 1 (critical thinking), LG - 2 (diversity awareness), LG - 3(ethical decision making), LG - 4 (analytical decision making), LG-6(Managerial Perspectives), LG-7(International Perspectives).

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 13 気候変動に具体的な対策を(Climate Action)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 30 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 70 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

1) Course Approach
During the class, the instructor will introduce the related theory and main contents according to the topic of each session. Based on that, students are expected to form and communicate their own opinions and feedback; and discuss in a group-setting on indicated topic by the instructor. Small group (about 3-4students) presentations will be required. The presentation topic will be decided by each group within the scope of this course.

2) Preparation Report
Every student must submit a preliminary report before every class by uploading it in the google classroom: total of 6 reports form the 2nd class to the seventh. The preparation report must include the summary of a case and answers to the assignment listed in the case book, with at least one sheet of A4.

3) Feedback
The instructor will provide in-class feedback to assignments unless students individually request for written comments.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


1) Introduction to the course and grading criteria
2) Natural resources and water scarcity
3) Commons and the tragedy of commons

Note on Water


1) Climate change as an environmental crisis
2) Who solve the crisis: market or state?

Climate Change in 2020-implications for Business


1) Global governance on climate change: protecting the environmental in a stateless society
2) Domestic Politics on climate change in developed countries

The Political Economy of Carbon Trading


1) Development and Environment: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
2) Climate Change and the role of the business sector

Adapting to Climate Change: The Change of Suncor Energy and the Alberta Oil Sands


1) Nuclear energy: clean or risky energy source?
2) Energy Policies after Fukushima Accident

Japan's Post-Fukushima Nuclear Energy


1) Renewable energy as a chance for future growth
2) China’s energy policy and domestic politics

Low-Carbon, Indigenous Innovation in China


1) Macroscopic perspective on global environment issues: global vs anti-global
2) International trade and environment: GATT・WTO rules

Environment and International Trade

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
コールドコール Cold Call 20 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 30 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 50 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 30 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 10 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 10 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

The grading is based on: 1) preliminary reports (30 points), 2) class participation (50 points), 3) assignments during the class(10 points), 4) peer assessment (10 points).

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • Gabriela Kuetting, Kyle Herman「Global Environmental Politics」Routledge(2018)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Latest reports by international/domestic institutes, government documents, journal articles, etc. will be utilized. Additional readings will be provided in advance for the next session.

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

Feedback for assignments including reports will be conducted during the lecture.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 





3 )「日韓のFTA政策の比較研究-FTA政策でのリーダーシップ構造の制度分析(二〇〇〇年―二〇一二年(完)」『法学論叢』178巻第7号、2016年7月、90-115頁


2)「 FTA政策をめぐる制度変化と制度の内生性‐日韓の比較から」、日本国際政治学会、2017年度研究大会(2017年10月27日予定、神戸国際会議場)
3) ”Legitimacy versus Efficiency in Institutional Changes of FTA Policy and Endogeneity – Comparative Case Analysis of Korean and Japanese FTA Policy”, International Political Science Association Association , 25th IPSA World Congress (21-25 July 2018, Brisbane of Australia; determined)

Refereed Articles

  • (2020) Nuclear Risk in East Asia and Nuclear Safety System - in the Comparison with Europe. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 13(2): 1882-3742
  • (2020) Third Country Market Cooperation Analysis for Building an Asian Low-Carbon Community - A Case Study of India's High-Efficiency Coal-Fired Power Generation Project. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 13(2): 1882-3742
  • (2016) Comparative Research on Japanese and Korean FTA(3)Institutional Analysis of the Leadership Structure in FTA Policies. Kyoto Law Review 179(1): 0387-2866
  • (2016) Comparative Research on Japanese and Korean FTA(2)Institutional Analysis of the Leadership Structure in FTA Policies (2000-2012) . Kyoto Law Review 178(4): 0387-2866
  • (2015) Comparative Research on Japanese and Korean FTA(1)Institutional Analysis of the Leadership Structure in FTA Policies. Kyoto Law Review 178(3): 0387-2866