Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ61001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 社会動態論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Social System and Social Change
ザイキ カズオ,ソノイ ユリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds1-4:IAS A704
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Mainly the lecturer explains problems to students.  But sometimes students are requested to make a presentation on the related problems.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Sociology
Eligible Students Students who have a keen interest in the problems of unequal society and sosial security systems in Japan
Keywords unequal society, social security, redistribution policy 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
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The goal of this lecture is to give students a broad understanding of inequality soceity of Japan and the policies which can correct this disparity. 
Class Schedule lesson1:Introduction
lesson2:How can we understand phenomena of the unequal society?
lesson3:General characteristic of the unequal society in Japan
lesson4:Emergence of a new type of characteristic of inequality and the reason why it is emerging
lesson5:Inequality on getting jobs
lesson6:Inequality based on the opportunity for marriage and having a family
lesson7:Inequality based on educational oppotunity
lesson8:End of the period of the familistic society in Japan
lesson9:Aging "parasite single"(persons in parents' pockets eroding retirement savings)
lesson10:Emergence of the working poor with a high education
lesson11:Contradiction of the pension system in Japan
lesson12:Widening inequality of living conditions of the elderly
lesson13:Young poor people living without the support of social security programs
lesson14:The necessesity of structural reform of social security system in Japan
lesson15:Concluding remarks 
Masahiro Yamada, A new eqaul society, Bungeishunggyusya.2010.
Masahiro Yamada, The problems in Japanese social security,2012.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) DVD or VHS video, when it is necessary. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are required to read reference literature at every class.  
Grading Method Assessment of presentations, discussions and and term paper. 
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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