Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year 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 WMJ30601 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name マイノリティ文化思想
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Minority Cultures and Ideology
ツジ テルユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Thur5-8:IAS A709-1
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Group/Class Discussion, Individual Study Project, Presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Sociology
Eligible Students
Keywords Culture; "Sociological Imagination"; Minority; Power; Stratification; Representation; Identity; Discrimination; Prejudice; Stereotype; Race; Ethnicity; Gender; Sexuality; Ableism; Ageism; Intersectionality 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Minority studies is an interdisciplinary field of study, which requires students to establish an approach drawing on the outcomes from case studies and theoretical arguments in the disciplines distinct from their own. In this seminar, the students are going to critically reviews the findings and arguments from a wide range of disciplines and compare and reappreciate their own specialist knowledge and abilities, and thereby to develop innovative approaches to the issues in minority studies. In the first part of the seminar, the students get inspiration for project and develop a proposal, based on reflections from reading and discussion; and in the second part, they implement the proposed project and share the findings and arguments by oral presentation and final project report. Intensive reading of academic papers within temporal limit builds reading comprehension capacity of the students. 
Class Schedule This seminar is classified into the two clusters with related modules: First, the students engage in intensive group/class discussions regarding race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ableism, and ageism and create personal project proposals; second, the students implement their projects and share research findings and arguments through oral presentation and in written reports.

#1: Course Orientation
#2-12: Discussion and Project Proposal
#13-15: Research Presentation 
Reading materials and references are instructed or/and given. The materials that are related to projects are searched, listed, and learned by students.  
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(More Details) Power Point Presentation, handouts, video (video/PC/other graphic materials). The students are instructed to participate in the seminar with their PC, where appropriate. 
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Preparation and
A critical and meaningful discussion requires thorough reading of thematic materials. The students are expected to develop their reading comprehension skills --- grasping the essence of arguments through reading the materials “selectively.”  
Requirements ※ This seminar is conducted "face-to-face," if not otherwise specified. In case of emergency, caused by pandemic, disaster, and like unforeseen events, it will be performed in an online format, using Teams and Bb9.

※ The language of instruction is Japanese. You may be assigned written and AV materials in English. You have to still have an incentive to prepare for in-class discussions in that case.  
Grading Method In this seminar, student’s performance will be evaluated based on:
● Engaged participation in and contribution to the seminar (in-class discussion based on reading assignments or comments and feedbacks to the other student’s presentations, etc.) (30%)
● Project Proposal (20%)
● Final Project Report (30%)
● Oral Presentation (20%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other The seminar is basically organized and held in Japanese. However, where appropriate and possible, we will have in-seminar discussions in English.  
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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