2021 Seminar on Social Sciences(Sociology of media and governance )3

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Humanities and social science courses
Nishida Ryosuke 
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Course description and aims

Students will explore the theory and implementation of policy research, media research, governance research, and social problem resolution based on individual problem awareness and with a broad, interdisciplinary approach.
Moreover, students will in conjunction also deepen their problem awareness and social scientific thinking through the necessary reading of literature on sociology, political science, public administration, policy research, and media theory. Students will engage in research projects as needed.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the fundamentals of social-scientific thinking methods through reading the literature, reading in turns, creating a resume, and oral presentations.


seminar, sociology

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students will read literature, read in turns, create a resume, give an oral presentation, and have a training trip as needed.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 critical reading, reporting, presentation etc... Instructions will be given as needed.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

西田亮介,2013,『ネット選挙 解禁がもたらす日本社会の変容』東洋経済新報社.

Assessment criteria and methods

Final assignment: 50%
Contributions to the class: 50%

Related courses

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

Students should register for the Seminar on Social Sciences(Sociology of media and governance )1.

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Office hours

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


If you are interested in taking this class, please contact us by e-mail in advance. As usual, the course will start as the regular Tokyo Tech class schedule. Every student can take the class from any semester.

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