Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC241204 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 倫理学概説
Subject Name
Subject Name in
ハタケナカ カズオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds5-8:EDU L104
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Mainly lectures with handouts
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Ethics
Eligible Students  
Keywords Junior high school social studies, High school civics, ethics, morals, ethics education
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Secondary School Social Studies/Geography/History/Civic Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・With regard to civic education field in secondary social education, to have basic knowledge of its teaching contents.
(Abilities and Skills)
・To be able to collect, understand, analyze, and evaluate data and materials about studies related to social science. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The word and concept of ethics and moral have various usages and they are difficult to define as one meaning. In spite of that, we cannot talk about modern social problems without the concept of ethics and moral, and they became so called keywords. In this class, from the view point of ethical thought history, meta-ethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics, we will study the structure of basic awareness of problems and research methods for ethics and moral researches, and at the same time, it is aimed to acquire capabilities for doing researches and developing educational materials in social cognition education and ethics education (moral education).  
Class Schedule lesson1:Guidance (1: About ethics)

lesson2:Overview of history of ethics ideas (2: Ideas in ancient Greek)

lesson3:Overview of history of ethics ideas (3: Christian ideas)
lesson4:Overview of history of ethics ideas (4: Buddhist ideas)
lesson5:Overview of history of ethics ideas (5: Ideas of ancient China)
lesson6:Research of modern ethics theories (6: Introduction)

lesson7:Research of modern ethics theories (7: Utilitarianism)

lesson8:Research of modern ethics theories (8: Deontology)

lesson9:Research of modern ethics theories (9: Virtue ethics)

lesson10:Applied ethics research (10: Modern society and ethics)
lesson11:Applied ethics research (11: Individualistic liberalism)

lesson12:Applied ethics research (12: Case study of applied ethics)

lesson13:Applied ethics research (13: Case study of applied ethics)

lesson14:Think about the possibility of religious education (14: Types of religious education)
lesson15:Think about the possibility of religious education (15: Possibility of religious education)

"In relation to teaching contents taught in junior high school social studies and high school civics, contents of ethics will be explained and ethics teaching contents development will be studied. The contents of classes are as below:

【1】Guidance (1: About ethics)
【2】Overview of history of ethics ideas (2: Ideas in ancient Greek, 3: Christian ideas, 4: Buddhist ideas, 5: Ideas of ancient China)
The origin of Eastern and Western ideas which formed ethics and moral will be studied, and its key points will be outlined.
【3】Research of modern ethics theories (6: Introduction, 7: Utilitarianism, 8: Deontology, 9: Virtue ethics)
To nurture basic thinking about philosophical ethics, metaethics and normative ethics theories will be outlined.
【4】Applied ethics research (10: Modern society and ethics, 11: Individualistic liberalism, 12: Case study of applied ethics, 13: Case study of applied ethics)
Ethics is studied in line with specific cases. As the problem related to the contents of ethics education ""Ethics of modern people,"" 1) Students will think about what are ethics and moral in the modern society, and ""individualistic liberalism"" which is the core of modern ethics will be outlined. 2) Problems related to bioethics will be taken up as concrete cases. Due to time constraints, this subject cannot be covered in full detail, but ethical problems of cloning technology and genetic technology have been studied. 3) Others.
【5】Think about the possibility of religious education (14: Types of religious education, 15: Possibility of religious education) "
"We're going to often use printed materials and have a class in the style of a lecture.
If we have enough time, we're going to use videos and DVD also. (It takes for 10 to 25 minutes each time.)
We're going to give an instruction about reference materials at a proper situation.
PC or AV used in
Suggestions on
Preparation and
"When one theme is completed to be dealt, we're going to have you fill a questionnaire about the class with your impression and others about its contents. Please write your question also on this sheet. I will answer it in a class as soon as I can.
The student who want to study more should utilize reference books put up on handouts."
Requirements "Subjects related to subjects: Social Studies (""Philosophy, Ethics, and Religion""), Civic Education (""Philosophy, Ethics, Religion, and Psychology"")

I'm going to conduct a questionnaire about contents and others (Please write down questions or opinions also on it.) (Sometimes) "
Grading Method I'll evaluate you from questionnaire of class, written examination, and reports comprehensively.
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message I will welcome the student who is interested in Ethics research and Ethics education.
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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