Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AHH36001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name マイノリティ社会文化論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Minority Studies
ツジ テルユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Thur1-4:IAS K210
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Class & Group Discussion, Group-work, Lecture, Presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Sociology
Eligible Students
Keywords Culture; "Sociological Imagination"; Minority; Power; Discrimination; Prejudice; Stereotype; Race; Ethnicity; Gender; Sexuality; "Productivity" 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
・Knowledge and understanding of "Japanese and Japanese culture"  and "foreign languages and foreign culture" which are prerequisite abilities for communication with peoples in different culture and areas.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to conduct research proactively by combining knowledge,  understanding, and skills for the tasks, based on flexible creativity and imagination. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The modern society is characterized by toleration for diversity caused and enriched by globalization on the one hand and widening gap and widespread discrimination against others. Under the circumstances, the lives of the minorities draw wider and renewed attentions. What can we learn from the minorities, as those who are concerned and share living with them, and how should we engage in their problems? This class sets out to offer the student a place of “engaged learning” regarding the minorities, and thus focuses on group and class discussion and presentation, along with minimum lectures to prepare the students for those in-class activities.  
Class Schedule This class plans to cover the following topics. The order of topics and their duration are subject to change with notification. Reading materials will be instructed or provided where appropriate.

● Course Orientation〈1 Week〉
● “Sociological” Imagination and Perspectives〈1 week〉― An overview of representative social theories
● Culture, Social Structure, & “Social Problems”〈1.5-2 weeks〉
● Stereotypes〈1-1.5 weeks〉
● Prejudice & Discrimination〈1–1.5 week〉  
● Race & Ethnicity〈3 week〉
● Gender & Sexuality〈3 weeks〉
● Ableism〈1 week〉
● Ageism〈1 week〉
● Economic Deprivation 〈1 week〉

※ The students are required to submit Reaction Papers (each week) and Final Term Report (for the term). As for these assignments, the details will be given in the course orientation and reminded subsequently throughout the term. No written examination is scheduled.  
No text material is assigned. Reading materials or other materials for preparation and flipped classroom purposes will be instructed where appropriate.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Power Point Presentations, Handouts, Video (video/PC/other graphic contents). The students will be instructed to participate in class with their PC, when appropriate. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Reading materials relative to the class contents will be advised or/and assigned. The students may be instructed to explore materials for the purpose of flipped classroom. 
Requirements This class is designed as a place and space for “engaged learning” regarding those who live and are forced to live as minorities. Therefore, it takes an active-learning format with focus on group or class discussion and presentation, along with lectures that set out to prepare the students for those in-class activities. Note that the students are required to participate in classes, having completed reading assignment or explored materials for the purpose of flipped classroom.

※ This class is conducted "face-to-face," if not otherwise specified. In case of emergency, caused by pandemic, disaster, and like unforeseen events, it will be performed in an online format, using Teams and Bb9. You will be notified well in advance.

※ The language of instruction is Japanese. You may be assigned written and AV materials in English. You have to still have an incentive to prepare for in-class discussions in that case.  
Grading Method Student’s performance will be evaluated based on the outcomes of:
● Reaction Papers (50%);
● Final Term Report (30%);
● Engaged participation in group-works and discussions (20%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other This class revolves around in-class peer discussions. For an effective and heuristic learning environment, the number of students will be limited to 65 and less.  
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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