Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Professional degree course) Division of Law School Program for Law Practice Professionals
Lecture Code PA113515 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 憲法1
Subject Name
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Constitutional Law 1
Instructor ARAI MAKOTO
アライ マコト
Campus Higashi-Senda Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Weds3-4
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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1) We will provide materials related to topics on TKC.
2) In a class, we will confirm how well students' understanding by asking questions.
3) In this course, we will mention theories along with analyzing example cases. 
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) 01 : Law
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
【Outline of the course】
In this course, by referring to theories and example cases, we will learn 1) The grounds of modern Constitutional theory, 2) Interpretation of the Constitution concerning governing system, 3) Interpretation of the Constitution concerning basic fundamental human rights. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
1) To understand basics of the fundamental human right, Japanese governing systems, and the grounds of modern Constitutional theory.
2) Based on understanding mentioned above, students will develop logical thinking concerning the Constitution by deepening understanding of example cases and theories. 
Class Schedule 1. Outline of the Constitution
2. Popular sovereignty, Separation of powers and Rule of law
3. Parliament and legislative power
4. Cabinet and administrative power
5. Court and judicial power (1)
6. Court and judicial power (2)
7. Local autonomy
8. Gurantees of fundamental rights
9.Freedom of expression (1)
10. Freedom of expression (2)
11. Freedom of assembly and association
12. Freedom of thought and conscience
13. Academic freedom
14. Freedom of religion
15. Separation of church and state 
We will deliver instruction on textbooks and other reference books.
Nobuyoshi Ashibe, "The Constitution (6th ed)", is one of the references often mentioned in this course. 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
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Grading Method Paper exams (Mid-term exam:approx. 30%/ Final exam: approx 70%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Please check on TKC for more information. 
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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