Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2022
Class code A6216,A6537
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 火1/Tue.1
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 各学部・研究科等の時間割等で確認
Grade 2~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Category (commenced 2024 onwards)
Category (commenced 2020-2023)
Category (commenced 2016-2019)

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
This class sees our society through the lens of race, class and gender to understand how privilege and inequality are produced, maintained, naturalized and challenged. The course will look at how various inequalities are connected to one another through examining global, national and local issues. Students will learn to analyze how race, class, gender, and sexuality are connected to each other as intersecting inequalities in a society and the world, and on that basis, consider the possibility of an equal but diverse world.

【到達目標 / Goal】
Through lectures, discussion and written assignments, students will learn concepts and theories to analyze how race, class, gender and sexuality affect individuals and society. They will learn to apply these analytical tools and knowledge to form critical opinions on current issues related to various bases of inequalities. Students will acquire skills in critical thinking, analysis and writing that can be applied in other academic fields as well as future careers.

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )
This course will be based on a combination of short lectures by the instructor and student-led class discussions. Verbal and written feedback on assignments is given during class discussions and through using other tools as appropriate. Students are welcome to visit the instructor during office hours for more personalized feedback.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】
授業形態 / methods of teaching:対面/face to face

回 / No. 各回の授業形態予定 / methods of teachingテーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 オンライン/onlineIntroduction Course introduction, logistics
2 対面/face to faceFoundation:
What are the main theoretical approaches to inequality?
3 対面/face to faceFoundation: “Social Class” How do Marx and Weber conceptualize social class?
4 対面/face to faceSocial Class in the United States What does social stratification in the United States look like?
5 対面/face to faceFoundation:
“Race and Ethnicity”
What are the main theoretical approaches to race and ethnicity?
6 対面/face to faceCritical Race Theory What are the key premises of Critical Race Theory?
7 対面/face to faceDefining Japaneseness Film viewing: "Hafu: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan"
8 対面/face to faceFoundation:
What are the main theoretical approaches to gender?
9 対面/face to faceGender Inequality in the Labor Market What are gender pay gap and occupational gender segregation?
10 対面/face to faceFoundation:
What are the main theoretical approaches to sexuality?
11 対面/face to faceSexuality Inequality in the Labor Market What does labor market discrimination based on sexual orientation look like?
12 対面/face to faceFoundation: “Intersectionality” How does intersectional research differ from race/class/gender studies?
13 対面/face to facePrepare for Final Paper Preparation and feedback for final paper
14 対面/face to faceReview & Final Paper Preparation What have we learned in this course? Preparing and submitting the final paper

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students are expected to complete the weekly readings and prepare for class discussion. Please note that the assigned readings for this course tend to be dense. As such, I recommend giving yourself ample time to complete them, even if the number of pages assigned at any given time appears small. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
No textbook will be used. All readings will be provided by the instructor.

【参考書 / References】
Most of the readings are excerpted from the following book: Grusky, David, and Szonja Szelenyi. 2011. The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender. 2nd ed. Boulder: Routledge. Further references may be provided based on students’ areas of interest.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Participation: 10%
Discussion facilitation: 20%
Weekly reading responses: 30%
Final paper: 40%

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
Not applicable. This course is taught for the first time by this instructor.

【学生が準備すべき機器他 / Equipment student needs to prepare】
None. You are welcome to use computers/tablets for class-related purposes in class.

【その他の重要事項 / Others】
Students are strongly encouraged to take Race, Class and Gender II after completing Race, Class, Gender I. Students who have passed Race, Class and Gender I will be given admission priority to the seminar "Intersectionality: Multiple Inequalities."

Students who intend to enroll in this course are expected to have passed "Introduction to Sociology."