2020 Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences11:Law

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Inokuchi Kanako 
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Course description and aims

I will demonstrate the basic concept of the Constitution and explain it according to specific cases. Students learn about the Constitution while holding a concrete image.

Student learning outcomes

You acquire minimum constitutional knowledge in social life. You will be able to understand the news you watch on TV and what is written in the newspaper correctly.


human right, constitutionalism

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Specific examples will be given to complement the learning.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Constitution and Constitutionalism, popular sovereignty, pacifism to understand, what is constitution, what is law and basics of constitution
Class 2 Basic Human Rights and their limitation to understand human rights and their limitation.
Class 3 General basic rights and equation under the constitution Using some cases to gain understanding of the right to pursuit of happiness and the equality before the law.
Class 4 the right to spiritual freedom to understand freedom of thought and moral, to understand spiritual fteedom including freedom of expression.
Class 5 the right to economical freedom and other rights to understand human rights other than the spiritual freedom
Class 6 government - power division - to understand the government
Class 7 general discussion Summary and understanding the lecture contents

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.


Nobuyoshi Ashibe, Kazuyuki Takahashi Supp, Kenpo 6 ed. (Iwanami-Shoten) ISBN-13:978-4000227995

Reference books, course materials, etc.

select as needed

Assessment criteria and methods

daily assignment(20%)+report(80%)

Related courses

  • Law (Constitutional Law) A
  • Law (Constitutional Law) B
  • Law (Constitutional Law) C
  • Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences 9

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No classes will be given on April 8 (Wed).
Seven total classes will be held for this course: April 15 (Wed), April 22 (Wed), ※May 6 (Wed), May 13 (Wed), May 20 (Wed), May 27 (Wed), June 3 (Wed).
※Please take note that this class will be given on May 6 (Wed) during the holiday.

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