Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code ASB16101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 医療社会史演習
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Seminar on Social History of Medicine
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Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues5-8:IAS K101
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : History of Science and Technology
Eligible Students
Keywords History of Body, Gender, Medicine, Medicalization and Gender 
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◆Course Objective
(1) To understand the basic terms of history of body and gender and to discuss medicalization and gender.
(2) To acquire basic academic skills such as literature research, handout writing, presentation, and discussion.

◆Course Outline
Is the human body as "natural" as it is in every region and time period? Many things that are considered self-evident about the body, such as the physical sex differences between men and women and the nature of sexuality, are not self-evident from a historical perspective. In this lecture, we will consider how the view of the body based on modern Western medicine, which has a great influence on us today, has been formed by reading documents and historical materials. The first four lectures will be given by the instructor, the fifth to fourteenth lectures will be literature reports and discussions by each student, and the final report will be presented in the fifteenth lecture. The class plan may be changed depending on the number of students and their interests. 
Class Schedule Lesson1 Introduction
Lesson2 Overview of Terms
Lesson3 Does Body Have a History? The Pre-Modern View of Sex Differences
Lesson4 Does Body Have a History? Establishment of the Two-Sex Model
Lesson5 The Modern Body and Sex Roles (1) Men as "Laboring Sex" and "Fighting Sex”
Lesson6 The Modern Body and Sex Roles (2) Women as the "Sex that Gives Birth”
Lesson7 Medical professions and gender
Lesson8 Management of Sexuality
Lesson9 Pathologization and Depathologization of Homosexuality
Lesson10 Medicalization of Transgender
Lesson11 Second Wave Feminism and the Women's Health Movement
Lesson12 Eugenic Sterilization and the Right to Sexual and Reproductive Self-Determination
Lesson13 HIV/AIDS and Gay Activism
Lesson14 Film Viewing
Lesson15 Presentation of Drafts of The Term Paper
Reference materials will be introduced in class. 
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Lesson1: Start reading as soon as possible after you have decided on your assigned literature.
Lesson 2-4: Organize the discussion on the history of body and gender.
Lesson 5-14: Reporters are expected to develop critical reading skills. Students other than the reporter must also read assignment and participate in the discussion.
Lecture 15: Students are expected to make use of the comments they receive from the instructor and other students during their presentations in preparing their reports.  
Grading Method Assignments and Discussion: 70%, Term Paper: 30%
If you do not attend at least 2/3 of the class, you will not receive credit.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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