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SOC300ZA(社会学 / Sociology 300)
Race, Class and Gender II: Global Inequalities


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Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2022
Class code A6319,A6541
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Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 金3/Fri.3
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Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
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Grade 3~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
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Global Open Program
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Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
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Outline and objectives

This class builds on what students have learned in Race, Class and Gender I to look at how inequalities are inter-connected through examining various global 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.


A major goal is to develop students' sensitivity towards issues of inequality and skills in social analysis and critical thinking. By exploring social issues in an international and global context, students will learn to see how any global issue is multidimensional, and specifically, how inequalities are complex and constituted by the interconnection of race, class, gender, sexuality, and other bases of inequality.

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”.

Default language used in class

英語 / English

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.

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No


授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face



Course introduction, logistics

2[対面/face to face]:Theoretical Understanding of Race, Class, and Gender

Reviewing what was covered in Race, Class and Gender I

3[対面/face to face]:The Social Construction of Sperm

How does science construct a romance based on stereotypical male-female roles?

4[対面/face to face]:Female Disadvantage in Infant/Child Mortality

Why does gender imbalance in infant mortality occur?

5[対面/face to face]:Transnational Adoption

What does identity construction for transnationally adopted children look like?

6[対面/face to face]:Domestic Helpers

How do gender and migration intersect?

7[対面/face to face]:Diversity Policy in Global Companies

How is diversity policy in global companies localized?

8[対面/face to face]:Carceral Geography

How is the prisonization of Black men's living and working space deployed across societies?

9[対面/face to face]:Global Economy of Desire

How do race, sex, and romance intersect in the global economy of desire?

10[対面/face to face]:War and Violence

What is the "comfort women" issue?

11[対面/face to face]:Human Trafficking and Sex Work I

What is sex work? What is the difference between human trafficking and sex work?

12[対面/face to face]:Human Trafficking and Sex Work II

Who are migrant sex workers? What are some issues faced by them?

13[対面/face to face]:Prepare for Final Paper

Preparation and feedback for final paper

14[対面/face to face]:Review & Final Paper Preparation

What have we learned in this course? Preparing and submitting the final paper

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.


No textbook will be used. All readings will be provided by the instructor.


Further reference may be provided based on students’ areas of interest.

Grading criteria

Participation: 10%
Discussion facilitation: 20%
Weekly reading responses: 30%
Final paper: 40%

Changes following student comments

Not applicable. This course is taught for the first time by this instructor.

Equipment student needs to prepare

None. You are welcome to use computers/tablets for class-related purposes in class.


To take this class, students are expected to have passed "Race, Class and Gender I."