Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC245305 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 応用倫理学研究
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Research on Applied Ethics
ハタケナカ カズオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri5-8:EDU L206
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Mainly lectures, Uses handouts
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Ethics
Eligible Students  
Keywords Junior high school social studies, High school Civics, Applied ethics
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Secondary School Social Studies/Geography/History/Civic Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・To be able to collect, understand, analyze, and evaluate data and materials about studies related to social science.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・To be able to summarize the outcome of research, studies, education practice and social activities, and to deliver presentations. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
"In relation to education materials used in junior high school social studies and high school civics, contents of ethics education, especially contents concerning ""ethics of people living in the modern society,"" will be explained from the view point of applied ethics, and ethics educational material development direction will be discussed.
It is difficult to define applied ethics, but ""in a wide sense to pursue ethical sides of individual or social problems or politic and system operation, or to apply ethical consideration to those various problems. In a sense, it is a practical deduction to utilize ethical reasons, rules, principles, or values to evaluate individual or group behaviors."" (Becker(ed.), Encyclopedia of Ethics, p.49)
In the field of applied ethics, bioethics, environmental ethics, business ethics, and information ethics are included. In this class, from the view point of civics education, by introducing concrete discussions on this area, basic critical mind and structure of research methods will be studied, and education material research and development abilities in the field of social studies education and ethics education (moral education) will be acquired."
Class Schedule lesson1:introduction

lesson2:Problems of environmental ethics (2: About environmental ethics)

lesson3:Problems of environmental ethics (3: Ethics between generations)

lesson4:Problems of environmental ethics (4: Right of nature)

lesson5:Problems of environmental ethics (5:Problem of right of nature)

lesson6:Problems of environmental ethics (6: Economic growth and environmental protection)

lesson7:Problems of environmental ethics (7: Agriculture and ethics)

lesson8:Problems of environmental ethics (8: Problems of agricultural ethics)

lesson9:Problems of bioethics(1) (9: Biological determination theory)

lesson10:Problems of bioethics (1) (10: Example of biological determination theory)

lesson11:Problems of bioethics (1) (11: Critical study)
lesson12:Problems of bioethics (1) (12: Japan's eugenic policy)

lesson13:Problems of bioethics (2) (13: Autonomy)

lesson14:Problems of bioethics (2) (14: Problems and limitations of autonomy)

lesson15:Problems of bioethics (2) (15: Ethical study on limitations of autonomy)

After class, a questionnaire survey on class contents will be conducted.
We're going to often utilize printed materials and have a class in the style of a lecture.
And, we're going to use videos also at a proper situation. (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
Handouts and movies (videos / PC / pictures as other materials).
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 a table of 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 (Please write down questions or opinions also on it.).

Grading Method I'll evaluate you from  questionnaire of class, the result of research, and written examination comprehensively.
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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