Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2021Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 11042001 Subject Classification Peace Science Courses
Subject Name New Technology and Ethics: Global Perspectives
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New Technology and Ethics: Global Perspectives
フジワラ アキマサ,ナカヤ アヤミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon5-8:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures by various speekers
Detailed information will be given at the first lecture or via My momiji. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Globalization/International cooperation studies
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Have you ever heard of the automated bus "HIROMOBI" that runs on the Hiroshima University campus? It's a bus that runs without a driver! Isn't it amazing? But at the same time, some of you may be wondering if it's safe. What kind of technology and what kind of life do you want to lead? This is an issue that concerns people all over the world. Let's think about it together, sharing various ideas. (The class will be conducted in Japanese and simple English.) 
Expected Outcome- Participants will get various ways of thinking the peace by virtually visiting some peace and war museums over the world.
- Participants will improve communication capacity by joining English classes about new technology and ethics.
- Participants will develop their capacity of global technological citizenship from the above activities. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Within the context of an advanced technology development (i.e. autonomous vehicle), students will learn the concept of global partnership and improve their skill of communication and dialogue as well as their level of citizenship. 
Class Schedule lesson1: What is global partnership studies (outline, questions, goal, schedule, achievement evaluation, grouping)
lesson2: Riding the HIROMOBI shuttle and pre-test on technological citizenship
lesson3: Virtual site tour to some world peace and war museums (Lecture, Observation)
lesson4: Virtual site tour to some world peace and war museums (Reflection, Report)
lesson5: Ethics on autonomous vehicle technology (Viewpoints from developer and user)
lesson6: Current development of autonomous vehicle technology (Merits and demerits, Institutions and laws)
lesson7: Group discussion I: These and anti-these of autonomous vehicle focusing on safe and security
lesson8: Group discussion I: Synthese of autonomous vehicle focusing on safe and security, and reflection with video
lesson9 : Group discussion II: These and anti-these of autonomous vehicle focusing on social participation and opportunity
lesson10: Group discussion II: Synthese of autonomous vehicle focusing on social participation and opportunity, and reflection with video
lesson11: Group discussion III: These and anti-these of autonomous vehicle focusing human evolution and health
lesson12: Group discussion LII: Synthese of autonomous vehicle focusing on human evolution and health, and reflection with video
lesson13: Basic knowledge, skill, attitude for building global partnership
lesson14: Discussion on different opinions from different countries and cultures
lesson15: Summary and post-test on technological citizenship


Achievement is evaluated by the report and participations in group discussions. 
Each material will be uploaded on Teams in advance 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PPT 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Read and prepare the materials before each class, and reflect on the keywords after the class. 
Grading Method On-site visit report on peace (50%), Presentation group discussions  (50%)
In the absent of submitting the first on-site visit report, you cannot get this credit. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other You are required to submit a report entitled "My Approach to Peace" as a commmon assignment for Peace Science Courses. When you fail to submit the report, the credit will not be given.
【The deadline of the report】
The 2nd term course--> June 30th
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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