Japan’s Politics and Civil Society 1 University of Tsukuba
In this class, we aim to understand Japanese politics and civil society and to master methodology of social sciences through reading some basic literatures in English. In particular, we make much account of comparative methods. We discuss a variety of themes concerning civil society in this class.
(1)Students acquire basic knowledge of politics and civil society and can explain it. (2)Students can examine the features of Japanese politics and civil society from comparative perspectives. (3)Students can accurately understand previous research and envision new research based on it. (4)Students can discuss with other students from different backgrounds and relativize their thoughts.
Generic Competencies: Leveraging Knowledge, Communication, Internationality Degree Program Competencies: Research and Expertise
preparation for comments in advance 20%, participate in class discussions 40%, and term papers 40%
The class will follow the textbook.
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