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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Education (Master's Program)
Lecture Code NMG10260 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 市民性・社会科学認識内容学特講V
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Special Lecture on Citizenship and Social Sciences V
Instructor HATA HIROTO
ハタ ヒロト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Thur5-8:EDU A401
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Special lecture for a small group of students: the repetition of reading and understanding related-literature, reporting research results,
Q&As, discussions and reporting supplementary research results by graduate students. 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Law
Eligible Students M1 students
Keywords Socio-legal studies, modern law, contemporary law, law process, law change, social change, teaching contents development, criminal defense, Legalization. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
  Has students acquire capabilities for teaching contents development for secondary civics education through document research and practice research, enhances understanding on legal science and legal education, and conducts researches on fulfillment of legal education contents and teaching contents development.
Objective and Theme of Class
・Objective: To develop and fulfill contents of civics education, understands the overview of contemporary law concretely and accurately through classical English documents concerning legal system. Then, has students acquire social science analytical capability to explain how the modern legal system becomes the current state and evaluate function of legal system objectively, and improves capabilities as civics teacher and teaching contents development ability significantly.     
・Theme : To understand overview of Japan and U.K. legal system from law comparison and social-legal study points of view.  
Class Schedule   To be evaluated with preparation for each class, contents of research presentation and Q&A session.
 If there’s any question remained for the key topic, midterm report or term-end report submission may be required for assessment.

  Provides advice and guidance on teaching contents development research and social scientific factual research.

  Outline of class
・For all lessons, students are expected to read the specified English documents in advance, summarize the section they are in charge, and make presentations on research results of relevant factors with logical consideration added. Results of follow-up study after discussion need to be posted as needed on electronic bulletin board for this class.

  Lesson plan
Lesson 1: Introduction. Documents introduction, Decision of reporting in charge, Explanation of procedure
Lesson 2: Chapter 1  Interaction between law variation and social variation
Lesson 3: Chapter 2  Evolution of court and law
Lesson 4: Chapter 3  Fluctuating concept of ownership
Lesson 5: Chapter 4  Fluctuating function of contract
Lesson 6: Chapter 5  Illegal act, Insurance, Social responsibilities
Lesson 7: Chapter 6  Criminal law in changing world
Lesson 8: Chapter 7  Family law
Lesson 9: Chapter 8  Economic competition, Regulation, Public benefit
Lesson 10: Chapter 9  Corporate authority, Individual, Country
Lesson 11: Chapter 10  Expanding role of public law, Chapter 11  Government responsibility, Administrative discretion, Individual
Lesson 12: Chapter 12  Issues faced by administrative remedy and administrative procedures, Chapter 13  National sovereignty and world order in atomic age
Lesson 13: Chapter 14  Expansion of international law scope
Lesson 14: Chapter 15  Rule of law, Individual, Welfare state
Lesson 15: Chapter 16  Variation in role of law in mutual dependence society. Summary, Comparison of law between Japan and U.K. (implemented in every lesson) 
Textbook: Wolfgang Friedmann, “Law in a changing society, 2nd ed.” Penguin Books, 1972年 (580p. Penguin education; Law and society)
     ※In 2009, its chapter 1 was read carefully.
  In addition, the following shows a relatively new textbook. It analyzes reality of citizenship, abortion right for women, same-sex marriage, environment right, malapportionment, criminal law reform.
Gerald N. Rosenberg, “The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring about Social  Change?(2ND)”, Univ of Chicago Pr, 2008/05. (http://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/htmy/0226726711.html)
 Also, research documents concerning criminal defense which is the class instructor’s area of expertise would be beneficial as recent topics.  
Cynthia Siemsen, “Emotional Trials: The Moral Dilemmas of Women Criminal Defense Attorneys” (The Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law) , Northeastern Univ Pr, 2004/03. (http://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/htmy/155553614X.html) 
PC or AV used in
Textbook (if it’s out of print, copied text to be provided. If new/old version books are available, old version book to be lent.) Materials posted on Bb9. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
  Every lesson has the same pattern: Basic documents reading, investigation of unclear points, summary & presentation, follow-up study, presentation next time (or later) 
Requirements   Depending on the student’s research theme, either legal science-related or legal education-related documents/books will be determined for reading. If students inform the instructor of student’s interest and request in detail, it would be helpful because scope of candidates can be narrowed down or expanded effectively.
  This course provides 2 units. So, 90-hour learning including 30-hour class must be conducted in total at minimum.  
Grading Method   Students to be comprehensively assessed by attendance status, reports and responses to questions, questions to reports of other students and the contents of lecture, discussions, and posting to the class electric bulletin board.   
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message   My field of expertise is legal science, in particular, socio-legal studies and criminal sociology. Specifically, I am investigating reality of activities by law-related people such as criminal lawyer, judge, and city council members. Also, my scope is expanding such as juvenile problematic behavior, status of juvenile delinquency, and countermeasures.  
Other Relevant website URLs:
1. Japanese Association of Sociology pf Law http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/hosha/
2. FindLaw http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/
3. Japanese Courts http://www.courts.go.jp/search/jhsp0010?action_id=first&hanreiSrchKbn=01 
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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