Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 11023001 Subject Classification Peace Science Courses
Subject Name 国際政治と地球環境から見る平和
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Reflections on Peace - from the viewpoint of international politics and global environment
トモツグ シンスケ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon1-4:IAS K209
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Synchronous (real time) online lecture through MS Teams.
Students are required to install MS Teams. 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Political Science
Eligible Students  
Keywords Peace, Environment, International politics 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
This course is provided as a part of "Peace Subject". Peace does not simply mean the absence of war. It is important to seek after the sustainable society without structural violence, such as environmental destruction, human rights infringement, and poverty that could take away a person's inherently inalienable rights. In the age of globalization, these problems are fundamentally transnational, and beyond the scope with which any one country can solely deal. This course aims to examine such transnational issues from the viewpoint of the international politics. 
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course purports to consider (1) the challenges to be tackled to realize the sustainable society, (2) required fundamental and scientific knowledge for the solution, (3) the inseparable relationship between politics and global efforts to tackle these challenges with scientific knowledge, and (4) the fact that scientific knowledge itself could be a social construction. Based on these considerations, this course aims to help participants (a) to understand that the challenges in realizing the sustainable society have a great impact on our living environmen, and (b)to develop the skills to express their own opinions effectively. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction- What is peace?
lesson2: Conflict and environment
lesson3: Global warming
lesson4: Food and agriculture issues
lesson5: Wealth and natural resources
lesson6: Global economy and the environment
lesson7: Poverty issues
lesson8: Refugees and immigrants
lesson9: Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament
lesson10: What can be done for the abolition of nuclear weapons
lesson11: The controversy over nuclear energy for peaceful purpose
lesson12: Science and technology and the "risk society"
lesson13: Gender issues
lesson14: Urbanization
lesson15: Summary and final exam

- Students are required to submit the report on peace-related monuments and video.
- Either a final exam or final paper will be given as well. The details will be announced in class. 
PC or AV used in
・PPT slides
・DVD, youtube may be used 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Through this course, students are expected:
・to think these problems from the viewpoints of your life
・to cultivate your own idea by exchanging opinions with others
・to devote your full attention to the news and articles about a variety of issues such as climate change, natural resources, and nuclear energy 
Grading Method ・The report on peace-related monuments and videos 40%
・Final exam or final report (required to submit through Bb9 in either case) 60%  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Grading is not based on the number of days attended per se. However, please keep in mind the students who are absent six times (and more) loss eligibility to take final exam. 
Other The report on peace-related monuments and videos is an essential assignment. When you fail to submit the report, the credit will not be given.
【The deadline of the report】
The 2nd term course--> July 7th
The 3rd term course--> October 21st
The 4th term course--> December 21st
Night program course--> according to the direction of the teachers
See the link below for further details.
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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