Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC335005 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 社会文化学
Subject Name
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Study of Culture and Society
ニシムラ ヒロシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds5-8:EDU K104
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented, Materials provided in class,Disscussion
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Sociology
Eligible Students Compulsory elective subject for students in Program in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, and students in other faculties, and others
Keywords Study of culture, Study of Japan, Cultural sociology
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This class is included in the Cultural realm, which is one of the three pillars of the Program of Teaching Japanese as a Second Language. The class aims at learning logical thinking.
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
(Abilities and Skills)
・Concerning education of the Japanese language and culture, to be able to set up a research topic and conduct research based on materials, books, and information. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The purpose of this course is to introduce basic theories when considering culture and society, especially focusing on knowledge in the fields of cultural sociology and historical sociology. Starting from events of daily life, we would like to consider how we can understand cultural and social phenomena.  We aim to cultivate wisdom rather than knowledge. Think flexibly.  
Class Schedule lesson1 Sociology and Culturology. Consider the disciplines by practical examples.

lesson2 Organ plant and blood selling

lesson3 Labeling and deviation

lesson4 On a gourp

lesson5 On a crime

lesson6 Gender and eldery people

lesson7 Love , sex , and  marriage

lesson8 Jealousy and triangle relationships

lesson9  To Think about Life and its Meaning.

lesson10  To Think about Medicalized Society.

lesson11  To Think about Identity.

lesson12  To Think about Consumer Society.

lesson13  To Think about  Consumer Society.

lesson14  To Think about Consumer of Characters.

lesson15 Whole Review. Do the theory of Sociology and the theory of Culturology serve for thinking?

Focusing not on memorizing but on thinking, I would like to emphasis not only intelligence, but also wisdom. In accordance with student's understanding level, I would like to change the progress speed, so that we might not cover all topics.
Lecture-style , Materials provided in class

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Preparation and
Reading a novel and the comic covered in the class willl help you enhance your cultural accomplishments and also thinking power
Requirements Bring a B5 loose-leaf notebook; students in this class will be often asked to write your opinions in such a notebook. 
Grading Method Students attending this class are required to take a three-hour writing test in Japanese.      
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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