2020 Introduction to Work Rules II produced by JTUC-RENGO

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Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership
Nishida Ryosuke 
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Course description and aims

Not only the students majoring natural sciences and engineering, but also all the persons were requested to understand the outlook of work rules for protecting themselves and work circumstances. In this class, under collaborating with RENGO, after reviewing the essence of "Introduction to Work Rules I," students will study basic work rules of Japan. This class doesn't request the applied knowledge of social sciences to credit and participate in.

Student learning outcomes

1. Students are able to obtain a strong motivation to understand work rules. Similarly they can start to practice improving their own working situations each of the offices and labs.
2. Learning union's practices and work rules, students are able to obtain enhanced and experiential knowledge of work rules.


Work Rules, Working Rights, Union, Sociology

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This class mainly consists of guest speakers' lectures and group works. More detail will be announced in the class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Announcement as necessary
Class 2 Think about working. Announcement as necessary
Class 3 Case study①: Gathring variois voices in the office Announcement as necessary
Class 4 Group work① Announcement as necessary
Class 5 Case study② The various styles to work and the wage Announcement as necessary
Class 6 Case study③: Corresponding to globalization. Announcement as necessary
Class 7 Overviewing guest lecture by the chair of RENGO Announcement as necessary

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Nothing required because to distribute materials as appropriate.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Nothing required because to distribute materials as appropriate.

Assessment criteria and methods

Commitment: 30% Quiz: 10% Final report: 60%

Related courses

  • LAH.S107 : Sociology A
  • LAH.S207 : Sociology B
  • LAH.S308 : Sociology C
  • LAH.S404 : Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences4:Sociology

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Nothing required.

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Office hours

12:10-13:10, every Friday. required pre-contact.

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