Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQS00202 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 国際社会学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Issues in International Sociology
シラカワ トシユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Fri7-8:IAS K106
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Sociology
Eligible Students
Keywords Social class, Social status, Disparity / inequality, International research 
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.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
We introduce trends of research that has been conducted both in Japan and abroad, focusing on research on class mobility and social status attainment from the viewpoint of international comparison. We set the goal of this course subjects to deepen the understanding of the research tradition in this field theoretically and methodologically and to be able to read the work written using quantitative methods. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction
lesson2 Social mobility research methods (1)
lesson3 Social mobility research methods (2)
lesson4 Social mobility research methods (3)
lesson5 Social stratification and educational inequality (1)
lesson6 Social stratification and educational inequality (2)
lesson7 Social stratification and educational inequality (3)
lesson8 Wrap-up and examination

Final exam, or report test 
Lipset, S. M. & Bendix R., 1959, Social Mobility in Industrial Society, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Text, Handout, Presentation slide 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Participate in the activity during class seriously (reading literature, summarizing its contents, calculating various indicators used to measure social mobility by yourself, etc.). 
Requirements The content of this class is equivalent to Issues in International Sociology (AQS00201). Please take care to register only one of them.  
Grading Method Final examination 60%, Submission 40% 
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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