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 ASA40001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name イギリス社会研究演習
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Seminar on British Society
カスガ アユカ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Thur5-8:IAS J304
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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The social condition concerning COVID-19 may affect how the course will be delivered. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : History
Eligible Students From second year students.
Keywords Britain, history, poverty, class, underclass

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.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines.
・The ability and skills to specify necessary theories and methods for consideration of issues.
・The abilities and skills to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, and to deliver presentations at a seminar or research meetings, and to answer questions. 
Class Objectives
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This class aims to explore the change in British class, especially focusing on the working class and the underclass from the 19th century to the present. In addition, students work on a case study on the British society and analyze the class issue further.
In this class, students read the texts that analyze or report British poverty issues written between the 19th century to the 21st century. Every week, in the first half of the class, students discuss the issues presented in the texts. In the second half of the class, students choose one topic in the British society and explore it under the instructor's supervision. They write a term paper based on the research. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction
lesson2 Class issues and poverty in Britain
lesson3 Poverty in the early nineteenth century
lesson4 A case study
lesson5 Poverty in the second half of the nineteenth century
lesson6 A case study
lesson7 Poverty in the early twentieth century
lesson8 A case study
lesson9 Poverty in the early twentieth century
lesson10 A case study

lesson11 The working class in the second half of the twentieth century
lesson12 A case study
lesson13 The class issue in the twenty first century
lesson14 A case study
lesson15 Presentation

Students need to submit an essay based on the final presentation. 
References will be informed during the seminar.  
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Preparation and
It is recommended to investigate your topic in your spare time. 
Grading Method Participation in the discussion, preparation for chapters that students are in charge of, and an essay  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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