2016 Sociology A

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Nishida Ryosuke 
Course component(s)
Lecture     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-6(S622)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.S107
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2017/1/11
Lecture notes updated
2016/8/1
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Students will understand the basic thinking of sociology and deepen their understanding of modern society through its model. They will also understand the history of sociology in context.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the basic thoughts and characteristics of sociology.
2) View modern society using sociological thinking.
3) Explain the basic history of sociological developments.

Keywords

sociology, sociological imagination, methodological individualism and methodological collectivism, modern society, history of sociology

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This course consists of lectures combined with discussions in small groups, presentations, and the like.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Quiz- why are you interested in sociology ?
Class 2 What is sociology? -Ⅰ Quiz
Class 3 What is sociology?-Ⅱ Quiz
Class 4 Features of sociological thinking-Ⅰ Quiz
Class 5 Features of sociological thinking-Ⅱ Quiz
Class 6 Readings-Ⅰ Quiz
Class 7 Readings−Ⅱ Quiz
Class 8 overview the class. pursuant to final report.

Textbook(s)

T.Tomoeda eds., 2014, 'Shakaigaku no essence' yu-hikaku. ISBN978-4-641-12338-0

Reference books, course materials, etc.

TBA

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

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

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

Nothing required.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

ryosukenishida[at]gmail.com

Office hours

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

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