Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences International Peace and Co-existence Program
Lecture Code WMG02501 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Contemporary Anthropology II
Subject Name
(Katakana)
 
Subject Name in
English
Contemporary Anthropology II
Instructor SEKI KOKI,NAGASAKA ITARU
Instructor
(Katakana)
セキ コウキ,ナガサカ イタル
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Fri5-8:IDEC 206
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
lecture, presentation, and discussion 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 11 : Cultural Anthropology
Eligible Students master's students
Keywords culture, globalization, social development, identity, community, civil society 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
 
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: Tracing the Contemporary Anthropological Trends
lesson2 Focuses of Contemporary Cultural anthropology
lesson3 globalization and cross-border migration (1)
lesson4 globalization and cross-border migration (2)
lesson5 welfare and social development (1)
lesson6 welfare and social development (2)
lesson7 contemporary politics and anthropology (1): anthropological approach to civil society
lesson8 contemporary politics and anthropology (2): Transformation of public sphere and intimate sphere
lesson9 conflict and peace: focus on vernacular peace building
lesson10 disaster and risk: disaster in the risk society
lesson11 neoliberalism and precariousness of contemporary world (1): precariousness of the Global South
lesson12 neoliberalism and precariousness of contemporary world (2): precariousness and new poverty in the Global North
lesson13 anthropological focus on nature, non-human, and materiality (1)
lesson14 anthropological focus on nature, non-human, and materiality (2)
lesson15 summary and discussion 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
texts will be informed during the guidance 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
text, Power Point slides 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
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.  
Grading Method Evaluation is made based on the presentation, participation to the discussion, and term paper. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message  
Other   
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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