2017 Sociology C

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Nishida Ryosuke 
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Tue7-8(S224)  Fri7-8(S224)  
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Course description and aims

This class focus on the democracy in Japan society, its enlightenment and educational process, and those advantage and disadvantage point.
The purpose of this class is the combination the knowledge of the era facing the danger of democracy, and the current Japan society. We try to discuss how to develop and improve the democracy in Japan society.

Student learning outcomes

Students will be able to:
1.) explain a citizenship education in recent Japan society.
2.) understand and explain advantages and disadvantages of the public citizenship education textbook for high school students.
3.) discuss "democracy", the public citizenship education textbook was used 1950's for high school student in Japan


democracy enligenment in modern Japan society , citizenship education

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. Some student have to write the resume, report the content of the textbook. Lecturer will complement additionally in the discussion to understand further. Students must prepare the class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Quiz- why are you interested in citizenship education ?
Class 2 what is democracy? -1 Quiz
Class 3 what is democracy? -2 Quiz
Class 4 politics and election system of Japan society. -1 Quiz
Class 5 politics and election system of Japan society. -2 Quiz
Class 6 what is citizenship education ? -1 Quiz
Class 7 what is citizenship education ? -2 Quiz
Class 8 Presentation. Quiz
Class 9 Presentation. Quiz
Class 10 Presentation. Quiz
Class 11 Presentation. Quiz
Class 12 Presentation. Quiz
Class 13 Presentation. Quiz
Class 14 Presentation. Quiz
Class 15 overview the class. pursuant to final report.


文部省・総務省,2015,「私たちが拓く日本の未来 有権者として求められる力を身に付けるために」(http://www.soumu.go.jp/main_content/000378558.pdf).

Reference books, course materials, etc.

高見勝利編,2013,『あたらしい憲法のはなし 他二篇』岩波書店.

Assessment criteria and methods

mid report: 30%
final report: 40%
Quiz: 10%
Commitment: 20%

Related courses

  • LAH.S107 : Sociology A
  • LAH.S207 : Sociology B
  • LAH.S404 : Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences4
  • LAH.S252 : Seminar on Social Sciences(Sociology of media and governance )1

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

the attitude of learning and thinking the relation society and democracy

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Office hours

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

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