Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC248601 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 法内容研究演習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Seminar of Law
Instructor HATA HIROTO
ハタ ヒロト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon1-4:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
【More Details】
Reporting and Discussion. Mainly practical exercises, Discussions, Presentations by students 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 24 : Law
Eligible Students Senior students who wish to pursue civics in the field of law or politics
Keywords Law and Society, Delinquency, Criminology, Sociology of law, Socio-Legal Studies, Judicial process, Criminal sociology, Student counseling, Juvenile delinquency, Problem behavior, Local autonomy, Local assembly, Education board, Bureaucracy at Street Level, Consciousnesses & Behaviors of Civil Servants in the Front Lines  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Preparation and training for writing the undergraduate thesis. 
Criterion referenced
Secondary School Social Studies/Geography/History/Civic Education
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・By working on tasks concerning secondary education together with others, to be able to propose solutions.
(Research Practices)
・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. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
 Understand some earlier studies and find your own goal.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 education and lifelong education to develop teaching contents.  
Class Schedule lesson 1 We will discussion and find your theme.
lesson 2 You will find your texts and materials.
lesson 3 We will read the materials and scrutiny your summation.
lesson 4 You will report about your reseach and I advice on the method to study.
lesson 5 We would repeat the above lesson 2-4 processes.
lesson 6 For example, Social Stratification of Profession and Economical Inequality.
lesson 7 Political Images and Knowledge of Children
lesson 8 Public Welfare, Personal Liberty and Government
lesson 9 Political Knowledge and Democratic Attitude
lesson10 Political Consciousness in Public Polling
lesson11 Survey to Court Comers and Citizen Judges
lesson12 Development of Morality
lesson13 Effects of Rule Education in Family and School
lesson14 Influences of Mass Media upon Normative Consciousness
lesson15 Norm Education and its Effects in Protection and/or Correction Facilities

 After last class, you must summit the summation. Every time, students will make a report on their progress of material reading and research plans.

 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. 
  I will inform some related materials to your concern." 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 Dependence 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 Edition"" 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
Blackboard 9. Texts, materials put up on Bb9, and movies (videos). 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
 Read the text and materials before class, report the summation and your opinion, again research any unknown facts and theory. It's the learning where one unit equals 45 hours, 
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 will estimate the quantity and quality of your reports and statements in every class" I'll evaluate you from the form of the thesis you wrote and its contents.
 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  Let's study the sociology of law ! 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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