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SOCIETY AND CULTURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectSociology
Number & Suffix: 50
Full UC Title: SOCIETY AND CULTURE 
Transcript Title: SOCIETY AND CULTURE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: This course seeks to understand a core social ill that affects societies across the globe: how certain groups are systematically marginalized and discriminated against. In so doing, a number of different groups in Japan are considered; not in an attempt to say that one suffers more than another, for all forms of discrimination are problematic, but rather to explore the structural conditions that have developed over time and explore the remarkable similarities that are used to create and maintain divisions. Japan has long been described as a homogeneous society, though even walking across campus we can see just how wrong this idea is. Japan is, and has long been, a diverse society. The key is considering how we define diversity. Over the course of the term, we consider the mechanisms that have created defined certain groups as “majority” and how these have also created various minorities. We start by considering large conceptual issues, including what does it mean to be a member of the majority in any society. We then turn to a discussion of the way that those in power have been able to create and replicate a system that benefits them, in part by disadvantaging others. Assessment: Reading responses (40%), attendance and participation (20%), quizzes (40%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: S1: SOCIETY AND CULTURE 
Partner University Department: General Education 
Partner University Course Number: GES026E