2017 Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences4:Sociology

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Nishida Ryosuke 
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Course description and aims

Students will have interests and deepen their understanding of modern society of Japan. They will also understand the history of post war history of Japan and the concept "Japanese model," "Japan model" in sociological sciences. The class have the duplicated contents "Sociology A" and "Sociology B".

Student learning outcomes

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


sociology, modern society, post war history of Japan

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 - the reason of joining this class
Class 2 Understanding the need to learn post war history. The persons next in charge write resume.
Class 3 post war history-Ⅰ, Ⅱ writing resume.
Class 4 post war history-Ⅲ, Ⅳ writing resume.
Class 5 post war history-Ⅴ Japanese model - Ⅰ writing resume.
Class 6 Japanese model - Ⅱ, Ⅲ writing resume.
Class 7 Japanese model - Ⅳ, Ⅴ writing resume.
Class 8 Overview the class. pursuant to final report.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

及川慶喜, 2016, 『もう一度読む 山川日本戦後史』山川出版社.
西田亮介, 2017, 『不寛容の本質 なぜ若者を理解できないのか、なぜ年長者を許せないのか』経済界新書.

Assessment criteria and methods

Commitment: 40%
Final report: 60%

Related courses

  • LAH.S107 : Sociology A
  • LAH.S207 : Sociology B
  • LAH.S308 : Sociology C

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).


Office hours

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


No classes will be given on April 5 (Wed) because of the orientation sessions for incoming first-year students. Second year and above graduate students do not need to attend these orientation sessions.
Date of the first class is April 12 (Wed).

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