Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Common Graduate Courses (Doctoral Course)
Lecture Code 8E050351 Subject Classification Common Graduate Courses
Subject Name 普遍的平和を目指して(受講場所:霞キャンパス)
Subject Name
(Katakana)
フヘンテキヘイワヲメザシテ
Subject Name in
English
Seeking Universal Peace(Kasumi Campus)
Instructor VAN DER DOES LULI,YASUDA HIROSHI,KUMAMOTO MIHOKO,KAKEE TOMOKO,TOMOTSUGU SHINSUKE,NAKATSUBO TAKAYUKI,KAWANO NORIYUKI
Instructor
(Katakana)
ファン デル ドゥース ルリ,ヤスダ ヒロシ,クマモト ミホコ,カケエ トモコ,トモツグ シンスケ,ナカツボ タカユキ,カワノ ノリユキ
Campus Across Campuses (videoconferencing, etc.) Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur11-12:MED Rm 5
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lectures, Discussions, Powerpoint presentations, Films and other audio-visual materials.  A mandatory report assignment that requires a visit to a peace monument. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Peace Education
Eligible Students  
Keywords SDGs, Atomic bomb, Structural violence, Positive peace, Peacebuilding, Sustainable development, nuclear abolition, biodiversity, United Nations 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This cross-disciplinary course introduces students to multi-faceted aspects of universal peace. Each lesson focuses on an aspect of universal peace and includes discussion of relevant approaches to understand, attain, and/or maintain peace in a ariety of socio-political conditions. Topics include the issues of poverty, famine, immigration, peacebuilding in conflict zones, gender disparity, and environmental conflicts. The course is designed to enable students to: (1) gain essential knowledge about the urgent issues of the present-day international community; (2) find conflict solutions by applying their individual knowledge and skills obtained from their major subject of study; (3) present the solutions in an accessible academic discourse. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction to the class / Rethinking Universal Peace (Luli)
lesson2 The Atomic-Bomb Afflictions - Mind and Body (Kawano)
lesson3 Emergency Rescue, Relief, and Recovery after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (Luli)
lesson4 Nuclear Abolition as a Global Agenda (Tomotsugu)
lesson5 Biological Diversity and North-South Divide (Nakatsubo)
lesson6 Causes of conflicts and their solutions: The conflict resolution perspective (Kakee)   
lesson7 Mission and Achievements of the United Nations Scientific Committee (UNSCEAR) (Yasuda)
lesson8 The Role of the United Nations: Lessons Learned from the Field (Kumamoto)
Total of 8 lessons as above.

The end-of-term essay is a mandatory requirement to be submitted in the designated area on Bb9 by the deadline.

In principle, classes will be conducted in Japanese. Handouts will be in a bilingual format or in a monolingual format with English and Japanese versions for the students to choose from. E-handouts will be uploaded each week within a designated area on Bb9. Students who need Japanese-into-English interpretation (i.e. oral translation) should contact the instructor by email as soon as possible.  
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Textbook shall not be specified for this course. Instructors will distribute handouts in the class. Reference books may be introduced in class when applicable. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
PC/AV 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Review the contents of each session.  Pay attention to related current issues in the media and evaluate the reports critically.  Visit various peace monuments, learn its historical background, and consider how you might contribute to improving the lives of people affected in disasters. 
Requirements In principle, classes will be conducted in Japanese. Handouts will be in a bilingual format or in a monolingual format with English and Japanese versions for the students to choose from. E-handouts will be uploaded each week within a designated area on Bb9. Students who need Japanese-into-English interpretation (i.e. oral translation) should contact the instructor by email as soon as possible.  
Grading Method Grades will be awarded on the basis of regular attendance and class participation (30%) as well as an end-of-term essay (70%). 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The team of instructors has a wide range of practical experiences in working with international organizations including UNITAR, UNSCEAR, and OECD. 
Message Consider the multi-faceted and multi-layered aspects of peace as you learn about the cases of international efforts to attain "universal peace". 
Other As of this year students at the Higashi-Senda Campus can attend this course through video-conferencing facility at their campus. Attendance record will be taken at the beginning of each lesson.  
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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