Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2021Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 65270001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 国際協力を考える
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Introduction to International cooperation
マルヤマ タカオ,カケエ トモコ,ヨシダ オサム,シミズ キンヤ,ナカゾラ モエ,ババ タクヤ,セキ コウキ,ゴトウ ダイサク,クボタ テツ,フジワラ アキマサ,サイトウ カズヒコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon1-4:IAS K210
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, discussion.
In April, classes in this course are organized by online. From May, we plan to organize class in face-to-face style. We will explain the arrangement in detail at the beginning of this course.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : 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 1st grade
Keywords Sustainable Development Goals, Educational development, Peace building, Development and culture, Sustainable architectural / urban planning, Disaster prevention, International trade and economic growth 
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Liberal Arts Education
This class aims at enhancing students’ interests and motivations to study in various academic fields with inquiry-mind through learning complex and interdisciplinary issues in international society, and various approaches in international cooperation. 
Expected OutcomeThis class explains and discusses (1) recent trends on international cooperation, global issues and approaches to address them and (2) examples of researches and international cooperation in various fields for deepening students’ understanding on international cooperation. 
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This class introduces perspectives on studying international cooperation, explains various approaches for global issues, and then discusses examples of researches and international cooperation in the field of peace, culture, development technology, development policy and educational development. 
Class Schedule lesson1 (April 12) Introduction “Let us think about international cooperation at Hiroshima University" (BABA Takuya and MARUYAMA Takao)
lesson2 (April 12) Recent trends in development assistance (MARUYAMA Takao)
lesson3 (April 19) Theory of international cooperation (1) from the field of peace and coexistence (KAKEE Tomoko)
lesson4 (April 19) Practice of international cooperation (1) JICA Partnership Program in Mindanao (YOSHIDA Osamu)
lesson5 (April 26) Theory of international cooperation (3) from the field of cultural anthropology (NAKAZORA Moe)
lesson6 (April 26) Practice of international cooperation (3) Aid, Development, and Culture (SEKI Koki)
lesson7 (May 10) Theory of international cooperation: Poverty alleviation in developing countries (Vu Ha Thu)
lesson8 (May 10) Practice of international cooperation (2) Why nations fail (TAKAHASHI Shingo)
lesson9 (May 17) Theory of international education (4) from the field of education (SHIMIZU Kinya)
lesson10 (May 17) Practice of international cooperation: from the field of sport and educational development (SAITO Kazuhiko)
lesson11 (May 24) Theory of international cooperation (5) from the field of development technology (FUJIWARA Akimasa)
lesson12 (May 24) Practice of international cooperation (5) from the field of development technology (KUBOTA Tetsu)
lesson13 (May 31) Theory of international education (6) Recent issues and trends in international educational development (MARUYAMA Takao)
lesson14 (May 31) Practice of international cooperation (6) Activities of JICA expert in the field of educational development (MARUYAMA Takao)
lesson15 (June 7) Actors and their roles in development assistance and Wrap up (MARUYAMA Takao)

The topic and due date of final paper will be announced in class. 
No particular textbook, but each lecturer will introduce related books or articles before or after class if necessary. 
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It would be good for you to study issues and approaches handled in a lesson after the class, thinking of how those issues are discussed and approaches are applied not only in developing countries but also in Japan. 
Grading Method Evaluation will be done by final report on a topic from the field of peace, culture, development technology, development policy and educational development (80%), and active participation in class (20%). 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it This course is organized by several lecturers. Some of them worked in developing countries as JICA staff or JICA expert. The lectures organized by those who have such experience will discuss or mention their own experiences. 
Message It is necessary to think of inter-disciplinary approaches to address global issues. We expect participation of students who would like to think seriously how they can contribute to addressing challenges in the world and what they should learn in this university for that. 
Other At the end of each class, students write in a brief comment sheet what they learn in the class or what they would like to study more. The sheet will also be used for checking students’ attendance in the class. 
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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