2020 Sociology A

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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.

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.


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- why are you interested in sociology A?
Class 2 What is sociology? -Ⅰ Quiz
Class 3 post war history-Ⅰ Quiz
Class 4 post war history-Ⅱ Quiz
Class 5 post war history-Ⅲ Quiz
Class 6 post war history-Ⅳ Quiz
Class 7 prepare the final report, overview the class. pursuant to final report.

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.



Reference books, course materials, etc.


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.

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Office hours

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

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