科目名 英語コミュニケーション特殊演習IV 
副題 Japanese Society 
担当者 G.R.ファリア 教授             
開講期間 秋学期  単位 2 
曜日   時限 2 
配当年次 3  コース・ナンバー ECM-304-EY 

授業の到達目標
The goal of this course is to apply students' understanding of intercultural communication to the text and to their own experiences, to discuss in class, and then to write research papers or essays on these topics in English.  

授業の内容
In this seminar we will use as our text a book written about Japanese society by a Japanese professor of sociology and translated into English. The book compares Japan with America, Britain, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, and Taiwan in order to determine whether inequality really is a social problem in Japan. As we read and discuss different topics which the writer brings up, it should be interesting to see what students agree or disagree with and what new insights they can get into their own culture. Each week we will read about 20 pages of the text and prepare to discuss various related topics in class. Students will be actively involved in presenting and discussing the text and topics. Students will write their thoughts and impressions about what they read in a journal each week and will also write a mid-term and a final report on a topic related to our study. Of course, the entire seminar will be taught and conducted only in English.  

教材
教科書:Sawako Shirahase, Social Inequality in Japan, Routledge, 2015

準備学習(予習・復習)の内容又はそれに必要な時間
Students will need to spend 2-3 hours each week studying the textbook in preparation for class discussions and another 2 hours in preparation for their group presentation of the text.  

成績評価の方法
Grades will be based on attendance and participation in class (30%), presentations (30%), and term reports (40%).

オフィス・アワー/教員との連絡方法
Tuesday, 3限See the schedule posted outside my office door for other times by appointment.
You can contact me by email at: glenn.farrier@gakushuin.ac.jp

備考
※旧科目「国際コミュニケーション特殊演習」の単位修得者は,本科目を履修できません。

授業計画
第1週Course introduction
第2週Introduction: Japan compared with other countries
第3週Chapter 1, Japan: how much inequality?
第4週Chapter 2, Female labor force participation and economic inequality
第5週Chapter 3, Economic inequality among families with children
第6週Chapter 4, Youngsters who won't leave the nest
第7週Chapter 5, Mothers going out to work: perceptions, attitudes, and their institutional background
第8週Chapter 6, Where do old people live? Ageing and household structure
第9週Chapter 7, Old people living alone and those in three-generation households
第10週Conclusion: Life course and inequality
第11週Chapter 1, Demography as destiny: Falling birthrates and the allure of a blended society (from Japan: The Precarious Future)
第12週Chapter 4, The future of gender in Japan: Work/life balance and relations between the sexes (from Japan: The Precarious Future)
第13週Oral presentations of midterm papers
第14週Oral presentations of final term papers
第15週