Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Attached documents
Year 2023
Class code A6217
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 金1/Fri.1
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 市外濠‐S603
Grade 2~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
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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) 200-level Intermediate Courses(中級)
Category (commenced 2016-2019) 200-level Intermediate Courses
Culture and Society

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
This course serves as an introduction to the sociology of gender and sexuality. The first half of the course covers the sociology of gender, and the second half of the course covers the sociology of sexuality. While a range of issues relevant to gender and sexuality will be taken up, this course focuses on the perspectives offered by relevant social science theories and concepts to interpret findings from social science research. In this course, students will learn to look at gender and sexuality issues critically and understand the subtle social processes through which taken-for-granted ideas and practices about gender and sexuality are created.

【到達目標 / Goal】
By the end of this course, students will be able to: (1) identify the difference between sex, gender, and sexuality, (2) define the key theories and concepts of gender and sexuality (remembering/understanding), (3) apply those concepts to understand how gender and sexuality affect individuals’ experiences embedded in structures of power (applying), and (4) analyze the ways in which sex, gender, and sexuality are socially constructed (analyzing).

【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 is taught primarily through interactive lectures. A variety of active learning techniques, such as in-class writing assignments (one-minute papers), neighbor discussions (think-pair-share), and comment sheets, are used to accommodate the diversity in student learning styles. In-class quizzes are held occasionally so that students understand their own level of understanding of the course materials at the moment. Verbal and written feedback on assignments is given during class discussions and through using other tools as appropriate. Also, feedback for the previous class is given at the beginning of each class. Students are encouraged 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 Introduction
2 対面/face to faceSexing the Body How is sex determined in human beings?
3 対面/face to faceSex Differences Is sex difference nature, culture, or both?
4 対面/face to faceGender Theory What are major gender theories?
5 対面/face to faceGender and Family What does gender division of labor among married couples look like?
6 対面/face to faceGender and Labor What do we know about gender inequality at work?
7 対面/face to faceReview & Midterm Exam Course review, students’ inquiries, and midterm exam
8 対面/face to faceThe Invention of Sexuality What is the “social construction” of sexuality?
9 対面/face to faceHistory of LGBTQ movements How do LGBTQ movements advocate for the human rights of LGBTQ people in society?
10 対面/face to faceSame-Sex Marriage How might same-sex marriage oppress those who are most marginalized within the LGBTQ community?
11 対面/face to faceDiscrimination against Transgender People What social-institutional barriers do transgender people face?
12 対面/face to faceSexual/Gender Minorities and Social Attitudes Is Japan "tolerant" of non-normative gender and sexuality?
13 対面/face to faceDemography of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity How many people are LGBTQ? Do LGBTQ people earn more or less than non-LGBTQ people?
14 対面/face to faceReview & Final Exam What have we learned in this course? Final exam

【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 review the lecture slides and other course materials after each class. 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. Electronic slides will be provided by the instructor.

【参考書 / References】
Further reference may be provided based on students’ areas of interest.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Participation: 15%
In-class quizzes: 15%
Midterm exam: 30%
Final exam: 40%

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
Students have generally evaluated the class positively. The instructor will be attentive to student feedback and adjust workload and class material, when necessary.

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