Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Global Studies
Lecture Code ARS10101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Anthropology of Globalization II (グローバリゼーションの人類学 II)
Subject Name
グローバリゼーションノジンルイガク II
Subject Name in
Anthropology of Globalization II
Instructor SEKI KOKI
セキ コウキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds3-4:IAS K109
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
【More Details】
Online (Teams and Bb9), class will start at June 17th (Wed.) lecture and discussion 
Credits 1 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 11 : Cultural Anthropology
Eligible Students undergraduate students
Keywords contemporary anthropology, globalization, migration, welfare, social development, care, risk, precarity, neoliberalism 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
・The knowledge and understanding of one's own language and culture and other languages and cultures that are prerequisite abilities for communication with people from different cultures and areas of specialization.
・The knowledge and understanding to fully recognize the
mutual relations and their importance among individual
academic disciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information in individual academic disciplines.
・The ability to specify necessary theories and methods for the consideration of important issues.
・The ability to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, deliver presentations at seminars or research meetings, and explain it in an easy way so that people in different cultures and areas of specialization understand.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to think in an interdisciplinary way to discover issues based on ethical research practices and subjective intellectual interests, and propose a plan to solve them.
・The ability to conduct research proactively by combining knowledge,  understanding, and skills for the tasks, based on flexible creativity and imagination.
・The ability to take action cooperatively to advance research to resolve the problem by sharing issues with people from different cultures and areas of specialization, and explaining one’s own ideas logically and simply. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The class deals with various issues of contemporary society through cultural anthropological lens. The topics dealt with are: globalization and cross-border migration; welfare and social development which include such focuses on social policy, poverty, and care; conflict and peace, disaster and risk, neoliberalism and precariousness of contemporary world; anthropological focus on nature, non-human, and materiality. Middle to advanced-level English ability, including reading the academic text and engaging in logical debate, is required for all the participants.  
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction: Trends and Focuses of contemporary cultural anthropology
lesson2 globalization and cross-border migration: various cases of people on the move
lesson3 welfare and social development: various approaches of anthropology of development
lesson4 anthropology and contemporary politics: civil society and citizenship
lesson5 risk and precarity in contemporary world (1): underground Japan
lesson6 risk and precarity in contemporary world (2): disaster in risk society
lesson7  anthropological focus on nature, non-human, and materiality
lesson8 summary and discussion
texts will be informed during the guidance 
PC or AV used in
text, Power Point slides, handouts 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are required to read the materials and submit the short reports on the reading materials before the each sessions. 
Requirements Middle to advanced-level English ability, including reading the academic text and engaging in logical debate, is required for all the participants. It is highly recommended for the students to enroll for the class of "Anthropology of Grobalization I" offered in the 1st term. Taking only "Anthropology of Grobalization Ⅱ" is not permitted. 
Grading Method Evaluation is made based on the presentation, participation to the discussion, and exam or term paper. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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