2023 Graduate Lecture in Politics, Law and Administration F1A

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Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Jibu Renge 
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Course description and aims

In this class, we study about gender equality policy in Japan and other countries. Promoting gender equality is important in many areas such as politics, labor and education. We compare Japan with other countries so that we can understand current Japanese situation and issues. Based on that, we will learn about related policies and analyze the effectiveness.

Student learning outcomes

1) Understand how much gender gap exist in Japan and other countries, 2) Understand the characteristics and the reasons of gender gap in Japan, 3)Major policies related with gender equalities, 4) Understand how politics, economy and education affect filling and widening existing gender gaps.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Instructor serves committee members or chair in the meetings for promoting gender equality in the Cabinet Office, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Toshima-ku. Also based on the experience of attending international meetings about gender equality, the instructor will provide pragmatic education.


gender equality, gender gap, international comparison, politics, economy, education

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

In this class, students will listen to lecturers and participate in dialogues. Group discussion may also used depend on the class size. Students may have reading assignments.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction What is gender? Learn about common misunderstandings.
Class 2 Global Gender Gap Index Learn about Global Gender Gap Index by the World Economic Forum.
Class 3 Global trends related with gender Learn about the latest discussion in the G7/G20 and the United Nations.
Class 4 Gender equality policies Learn about basic laws related with gender equality.
Class 5 Education and gender equality Learn about gender gap in education and related discussion.
Class 6 Economy and gender equality Learn about gender gap in economy and related discussion.
Class 7 Politics and gender equality Learn about gender gap in politics and related discussion.

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.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Will be assigned in the first class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Participation to the class and comments on the class (50%) , final report (50%).

Related courses

  • LAH.S443 : Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences51:Studies on Future Society
  • LAH.T214 : Studies on Future Society B

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

None required.

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