弘前大学大学院 地域社会研究科

Regional Political Studies

弘前大学大学院 地域政策研究講座

Elective subjects

Regional Planning Practice TheoryKitahara, Keiji

An area deepens sustainable technique, system theory to describe an image in the future like consideration. In addition, as a keyword of the local policy of the 21st century, I am introduced by the European society and examine the possibility and the directionality in the Tsugaru area from the multidirectional viewpoints such as environment, society, a lifestyle, the system under the theme of “a compact city” adding to presence in our country.

developmental care and support for social inclusionMasuda, Takahito

As considering a community development, we must not ignore minorities that are difficult to express. It is important in community development to take in their opinions and/or to include ideas on the premise that the society is diverse in the first place. This lecture focuses on young children with and without disabilities and discusses and lectures on inclusive education and developmental support from the perspective of clinical developmental psychology.

Study of Educational practice in the RegionKodama, Fumiaki

In this lecture, we will examine the historical transition of Place-based education (PBE) in Japan. We will divide the history from 1945 to the present into three periods, and explore the characteristics and significance of PBL in each period. Then, consider what kind of community learning is required in the current social situation.

Economic law and policyHasegawa, Akiko

This course aims to gain a better understanding of competition policy. To that end, we will learn about antitrust law, which represents economic law, using treatises and legal cases. I would like to consult with the students and decide on areas to study in detail (antitrust law regulates monopolies, unfair trade restrictions, unfair trading practices, M & A, etc.).

The competition policies of each country influence each other. Therefore, if necessary, we may study competition law of other countries such as the United States, EU, China and South Korea.

Local Public FinanceKaname, Tetsuro

The purpose of this course is for studens to understand the problems and policy issues related to Local Public Finance, and to be able to analyze, consider, and make proposals for decentralised society and intergovernmental fiscal relations from a historical and institutional perspective. The participants are required to read the assigned books before class, regardless of whether you are obligated to make a presentation.

Family and Life course in Local communityTakase, Masahiro

The life course approach is one of the sociological viewpoints that focuses on the relationship between social change and family / individual life. This lecture introduces the concepts of the life course approach and examples of research.After that, we will discuss the possibility of grasping the state of the local community through “the life courses of people in Aomori (or Tohoku)”.

Health science and education in the RegionTotsuka, Manabu

Investigation and analysis of current social issues related to the literacy of health and behavior change. Survey of education program in order to development of health literacy and behavior change. Oganaization of social cognitive models for health education practic.

Regional Statistical AnalysisHanada, Shinichi

In this lecture, we will consider the statistical methods necessary to analyze and evaluate the environment of the region. We focus on the official statistics, and learn the statistical methods using the aggregated data.

Regional Public Policy StudiesMakita, Jun

This class, based on the academic foundations, considers regional public policies from the perspective of both the public and the private sectors for understanding the present problems the regions face.
First of all, the representative theories and ideas regarding the basic flows of policy process and the central actors there will be introduced, and subsequently, how such factors are related with each other and what a carrelation is made will be examined through the research about the actual concrete cases.

Seminars

SeminarsKitahara, Keiji

(Under Construction)

SeminarsMasuda, Takahito

In this class, students and the teacher will read relevant literature, discuss from the perspectives of clinical developmental psychology and community childcare support, and deepen their own research themes.

SeminarsDoi, Yoshihiro

In this class, we will learn practical methods for various actors such as citizens, governments, NPOs, and companies to be involved in the formation and implementation of regional policies. Students needs to participate in collaborative projects by governments, citizens, NPOs, universities, private companies, etc., and grasp their historical background and actual conditions, discover issues, formulate alternatives, and make regular reports.

SeminarsKodama, Fumiaki

In this seminar, we will select papers on community learning and citizenship education, and report and discuss based on them.

SeminarsHasegawa, Akiko

The purpose is to deepen the understanding of various issues that arise in various fields related to competition law through reading treatises and judgments. For example, there are problems such as “competition law and intellectual property law”, “regulated industries (electricity, telecommunications, aviation, etc.) and competition law”, “subcontractors and competition law”, and “franchise system and competition law”.

SeminarsKaname, Tetsuro

The purpose of this course is for students to survey previous research related to Public Finance, based on their academic interests. The participants are required to make oral presentations while preparing hand-outs.

SeminarsTakase, Masahiro

In the seminars, we will critically review the studies, especially sociology of local community, of family, education and history. The studies will be selected according to the interests of the students.

Practical works for Physical FitnessTotsuka, Manabu

Current issues and problems in community health education and promotion practice for heath maintenance and enhancement. And investigation and analysis of school health programs.

SeminarsHanada, Shinichi

In this seminar, we read and discuss the empirical analysis articles related to the student’s interests. In addition, it the articles are close to the research interests of the students, we try to replicate the paper and learn the statistical approach of these articles.

SeminarsMakita, Jun

This class conducts a practice of concrete research based on the academic readings of representative works for gaining necessary knowledge and ways of thinking as preconditions of doctoral research.

Special lectures

Special lecturesKitahara, Keiji

(Under Construction)

Special lecturesMasuda, Takahito

In this class, students and the teacher will discuss from the perspectives of clinical developmental psychology and community childcare support in order to deepen their own research themes.

Special lecturesDoi, Yoshihiro

In this class, based on the interests of the students, we will select and read previous researches and documents on community design and the methods of citizen-centered policy-formation, and deepen their understanding through discussions.

Special lecturesKodama, Fumiaki

In this lecture, we will analyze research trends related to social studies education or civic education. After that, we will work on proposals for new research frameworks and development of learning programs.

Special lecturesHasegawa, Akiko

This course aims to consider the justice and fairness of law in the fields of civil law and commercial law (including economic law, intellectual property law, and consumer law), through reading and discussing cases and treatises.

Special lecturesKaname, Tetsuro

The purpose of this course is for students to conduct original research into a topic of their choosing related to Public Finance, based on their academic interests. The participants are required to present their findings for writing their research papers.

Special lecturesTakase, Masahiro

In the lectures, at first we will review the previous studies of the sociology of community based on the interests of the students. Then we will learn practically how to collect and analyze available materials and data to develop individual research.

Directed Individual StudiesTotsuka, Manabu

Study of theoretical background and planning programme model for community health education and promotion practice.

Special lecturesHanada, Shinichi

In this class, we will consider regions or industries as one organization, and analyze how individual agents react to changes in policies, economics, and social environment, and how the overall organization changes.

Special lecturesMakita, Jun

This calass supervises students’ research for writing a doctoral dissertation. For the purpose of completing the dissertation, students report the progress of their research and discuss with each other.

Course Catalog

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