JK04001 Introduction-Introductory seminar (SEG)

Numbering Code U-LET36 3JK04 SE36 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Wed.3
Instructor name ASATO WAKO (Graduate School of Letters Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course is to examine concepts representing Japanese society, economy and governance through previous research and fieldwork. Even though we perceive various concepts on society, economy and governance through media and internet, it is often the case there is a gap between concept and reality when you go to the field. This class takes up various concepts on qualitative research such as field work, ethnography, focus group discussion, action research and so forth. Field visit is also expected such as Buraku community, welfare institution and public schools in the city.
Course Goals To be able to conceptualize society through primary data gathering in Kyoto. This class requires field research within Kyoto to conceptualize Kyoto itself so that students can grasp Kyoto by collecting data and interpreting what is going on through field visit.
Schedule and Contents The organization of course is as follows.

1. introduction
2. qualitative research (1)
3. qualitative research (2)
4. qualitative research (3)
5. history and society (outcast community)
6. field visit to community
7. welfare and community development
8. field visit to welfare facility
9. education
10. field visit
11. diversity
12. field visit
13. conceptualizing Kyoto
14. Presentation
15. Presentation and feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy reflection papers(50%) and term paper(50%)
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) readings and reaction comments are important.