Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC246410 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 卒業論文
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Graduation Thesis
Instructor HATA HIROTO
ハタ ヒロト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Inte
Lesson Style   Lesson Style
【More Details】
Mainly Research on some professional practice, Presentation and Discussion between students 
Credits 6 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 24 : Law
Eligible Students Those who wish to pursue any social scientific contents of civics in the field of law or politics
Keywords Sociology of law, Socio-legal Studies, Judicial process, Criminal sociology, Student counseling, Juvenile delinquency, Problem behavior, Local autonomy, Local assembly, Education board 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Synthesis of knowledge and capability to express them to the publc. 
Criterion referenced
Elementary School Teacher Education
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・In individual or group researches, being able to organize・plan educational research activities, carry out them effectively and clarify the meaning. (research ability)
・In the situation of presentation of research investigation and practical educational research, to be able to organize the presentation contents and crealy demonstrate the research results and one's oinions, and to be able to communicate with others and give constructive criticism each other (Presentation and communiation skills).

Special Support School Teacher Education
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・As an individual or in a group, being able to plan a research and conduct the research effectively based on the plan, and round up the results (Research skills and problem-solving skills).
・In individual or group research, being able to clarify the issue consciousness and continue workings to solve the issues, as well as to precisely understand the intention of critics, flexibly modify the contents and direction of the research and compile them. (the ability of carrying out research, self-correcting ability)
・In research presentation of individual or group research, being able to organize the presentation and inform clearly the results, as well as to constructively exchange opinions at questions and answers. (the ability of expressing and presenting)

Secondary School Science Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・Concerning science education in secondary education, to be able to make and design and conduct research, and analyze and examine it.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・As an individual or in a group, being able to organize・plan and effectively carry out research・activities(the ability of research).
・With regard to investigation, educational practices and its presentation, to be able to communicate with others, organize results, opinions and contetns, and give a presentation (Communication and presentation skills).

Secondary School Social Studies/Geography/History/Civic Education
(Research Practices)
・To be able to plan and conduct research on social education in secondary education, explaining the significance, purpose and methods of subject teaching.
・Concerning studies related to social science, to be able to make research plans and conduct them, as well as be able to explain causes and effects and the meaning of social or human phenomena.
・With regard to social education in secondary education, to be able to set a target, design and implement plans, and assess the results 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
  While testing hypothesis related to law dynamics from the demonstrative point of view, students will summarize a precious results into their graduation thesis in this Higashi-Hiroshima. In writing graduation thesis, if possible allotting one chapter for law education, students will study research results associating them with law phenomenon in school and lifelong education to develop teaching contents.  
Class Schedule lesson 1 The Theory and Propositions you will test.
lesson 2 The Evidence and How to Prove.
lesson 3 The Composition.
lesson 4 The Tables and Graphics
lesson 5 Bibliography
lesson 6 We would repeat the above inquiry process a few times.
lesson 7 Discussion on some themes you are interested in.
lesson 8 Social problems and their solving models.
lesson 9 Public opinions and statistic materials.
lesson10 Research: Interview, Observation, Thick Description.
lesson11 Analysis
lesson12 Finding: Patterns, Model and Task.
lesson13 Writing
lesson14 Editoring: title, subtitles, annotation.
lesson15 Presentation in Public.

  After submission, students will present their graduation thesis at the annual presentation meeting.

  The class flow is acquiring theories or logics first by reading documents, finding and preparing a hypothesis, searching, collection, reading, fact-finding survey, and writing a thesis.
★It is appreciated if students write their hopes or questions on the Bb9 as early as possible, so that preparation can be started earlier. 
  For example, you can seek your research theme by reading following books.
"About Toughening of the Penalty for Juvenile Delinquency, My Opinion" written and edited by Sato Mikio and Yamamoto Joji, Yosensha-Shinsyo in 2007.
"Gamble Fever: its Dependance and Legalization Debate" written by Tanioka Ichiro, Chuko-shinsho, in 1996
"The Youth Who Lost Words" written by Sakurai Tetsuo, Kodan-sya Gendai-shinsyo 1985 (Refer to The Web Site of Kinokuniya Book Store. http://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/htm/406145787X.html)
"America Fighting Juvenile Delinquency" written by Yabe Takeshi, Kyodo News in 2000
"The Introduction of Positive Laws, the 3rd Version" written and edited by Tanaka Hideo, University of Tokyo Press, 1974.
"Writing Skill of Sciences" written by Kinoshita Koreo, Chuko-shinsho 624, in 1981.
"How to Compose a Report" written by Kinoshita Koreo, Chikuma Gakugei-bunko in 1994. 
PC or AV used in
Texts, materials put up on Bb9, and movies (videos). 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
  It's the learning where one unit equals 45 hours, so, we aim the result based on learning of six units, in short 270 hours at least. If you do the work of thesis writing for three hours a day, which are said to be the time during which you can concentrate your attention to thinking, it's guessed to take 90 days at least. 
Requirements  I request you to have sincere attitude against studies. In any case, you should stack the result of investigation.
 By the way, you can't bring any foods or beverages in a class room. (Class-1 health officer.)  
Grading Method  I'll evaluate you from the form and contents of the thesis you wrote.
 And, you have to make a presentation about your result in public in the presentation of the report of graduation theses held mainly by this course in the beginning of every February. 
Message  I'm calling for the student who likes the investigation of society or the student who was belong to the circle of social studies research or geography and history and with much interest in human's relationship or how a group and an organization should be in the contemporary society! Please join us, young people!!
 One student of the first generation who graduated in March, 2005, wrote about "referendum".
 One student of the second generation who graduated in March, 2008, investigated into "the statistic of juvenile delinquency in Hiroshima prefecture". One student of the third generation who graduated in March, 2010, investigated into "the statistic of problem behavior in Kagoshima prefecture" and consider the possibility of teaching in a school. 
Other URL of related website 1:The Japanese Association of Sociology of Law http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/hosha/
2: The Japanese Association of Sociological Criminology http://www2.kokugakuin.ac.jp/hansha/
3:Guidance and Counseling Research Center (National Institute for Educational Policy Research) http://www.nier.go.jp/shido/centerhp/index.htm 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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