Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 62153010 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 日本国憲法
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Japanese Constitution
Instructor ARAI MAKOTO
アライ マコト
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues1-4:霞R202講義室
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture ("Face to Face" in principle, or "online" exceptionally): For further information, see 「Momiji」.  I will use "teams" of Microsoft if lecturing "online". 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Law
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses(Courses in Arts and Humanities/Social Sciences) Category:Law / Political Sciences / Sociology / Economics / Education 
Expected Outcome1. To be able to explain the formation and development processes and contemporary issues of each academic discipline.
2. To be able to explain historical and contemporary issues that span multiple academic disciplines from multifaceted perspectives. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
You will study and understand the matters below;
1 . Constitutionalism and Constitutional history
2.  System of Japanese Constitution (including some Japanese Courts' decisions)        
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction
lesson2 The history of the constitutionalism/The principles of the Constitution of Japan    
lesson3 Right to the pursuit of happiness
lesson4 Principle of equality (1)
lesson5 Principle of equality (2)
lesson6 Freedom of thought and conscience/ Freedom of expression(1)

lesson7 Freedom of expression (2)
lesson8 Freedom of religion/Separation of religion and politics
lesson9 Economic freedom
lesson10 Social right
lesson11 Suffrage/Sysmem of vote
lesson12 The Diet
lesson13 The Cabinet
lesson14 Judiciary and the Court(s)
lesson15 Local self-government/ Constitutional problems in recent days   
I will explain about it in the class.
(Reforfence book: 『Hogaku Roppo '25』(Shinzansha):easy compedium of laws) 
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(More Details) Resume:  For further information, see「Momiji」. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
lesson1  Before coming to this class, please try to remember the study of constitutionalism at your high school age.
lesson2  Studying in advance on today's theme before the class.
lesson3 ditto
lesson4 ditto
lesson5 ditto
lesson6 ditto
lesson7 ditto
lesson8 ditto
lesson9 ditto
lesson10 ditto
lesson11 ditto
lesson12 ditto
lesson14 ditto
lesson15ditto  After finishing this class, please do your best for the exam.
Grading Method Very short reaction papers (each lesson):30%
Final exam (or paper if we have an "online" lecture):70%
For further information, see 「Momiji」. 
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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