Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Global Studies
Lecture Code ARC01101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Global Environmental Issues from the Social and Scientific Perspectives II (社会と科学からみた地球環境問題 II)
Subject Name
(Katakana)
シャカイトカガクカラミタチキュウカンキョウモンダイ II
Subject Name in
English
Global Environmental Issues from the Social and Scientific Perspectives II
Instructor YAMADA TOSHIHIRO
Instructor
(Katakana)
ヤマダ トシヒロ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues7-8:IAS K210
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
 
Lectures,Discussions,Presentations, Fieldwork
In class first, but the COVID-19 situation would not allow me to do it. In that case, I will do on line class. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Natural Environment
Eligible Students
Keywords Natural environment, environmental biology, conservation biology, biological diversity, environmental ethics 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding to fully recognize the
mutual relations and their importance among individual
academic disciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability to specify necessary theories and methods for the consideration of important issues.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to conduct research proactively by combining knowledge,  understanding, and skills for the tasks, based on flexible creativity and imagination. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To obtain basic knowledge and skills of environmental science 
Class Schedule lesson1 Take a “stakeholder approach”! Who is a stakeholder? Am I? Stop kidding!

I explain the stakeholder approach. You have to understand it because you will use it in the next class!

Keywords: stakeholder approach

lesson2  The complex, wonderful, real world. Let's role play!

wild tiger population is shrinking: it is only about a few thousand.
In your village, some wild tigers lives.


You are a stakeholder: you are either a local government officer, a forest department officer, an indigenous villager, a migrated villager, an NGO who takes care of local people’s rights, or an NGO who takes care of wildlife. Can you all make a good plan to protect "wild tigers"?

lesson3 Let’s conserve biodiversity for ourselves! Services from biodiversity

If you take a conservation-oriented approach, the reason may be to receive “services from biodiversity.” We cannot live without these services. But this approach is also very dangerous. It means that we cannot conserve wildlife that does not work for us.

Keywords: ecosystem services/services from biodiversity/human-centric/utilitarianism

lesson4 Let’s conserve biodiversity for future generations!

Maybe someone will think, “Let’s conserve biodiversity for future generations.” But this approach does not make sense in terms of modern ethics. I will explain the modern ethics framework that should reject this approach.

Keywords: ethics/reciprocity/responsibility/rights/obligation/Hans Jonas/Joel Feinberg


lesson5  Let’s conserve biodiversity for animals! Animal liberation!

An idealistic idea to conserve wildlife may be to avoid “speciesism.” Do you practice discrimination? Your behavior may be discriminating against wildlife.

Keywords: Peter Singer/speciesism/animal liberation/Roderick Frazier Nash/Aldo Leopold/ecosystem-centric/land ethics

lesson8 Summary of the course
 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
The course does not use a specific textbook. You will receive handouts.
BUT BUT BUT
Japanese readable students, 「正義の生物学(講談社)」 covers a series of classes in GEISS. I highly recommend you reading this book. It takes you to the higher level of understanding. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
(More Details) Bring your PC.
PC! PC! PC!
You must bring your PC even in a face to face class. You need it to answer my questions. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Lesson 1 Check all the keywords. You need to be able to explain them by yourself before the class.

Lesson 2 Check all the keywords. You need to be able to explain them by yourself before the class.

Lesson 3 Check all the keywords. You need to be able to explain them by yourself before the class.

Lesson 4 Check all the keywords. You need to be able to explain them by yourself before the class.

Lesson 5 Check all the keywords. You need to be able to explain them by yourself before the class.
Logically define descrimination.

Lesson6
Check all the keywords. You need to be able to explain them by yourself before the class.

Lesson7
Check all the keywords. You need to be able to explain them by yourself before the class.


Lesson8
Check all the keywords. You need to be able to explain them by yourself before the class.

- A TA will answer students’ questions
- A TA will support groupwork, if necessary in Japanese
-  A TA will support students’ preparation for presentations
-  Class material will be distributed to students through Bb9 etc. so they can check vocabulary or use translation software beforehand.
- A vocabulary list of keywords will be provided.


 
Requirements You must take Global Environmental Issues from the Social and Scientific Perspectives I, too. You cannot take only Global Environmental Issues from the Social and Scientific Perspectives II. 
Grading Method Final exam, homework check, attitude toward the class, assignments and test after the class are used for grading. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message 2022年1月1日放送のNHKスペシャル「パーフェクト・プラネット ~生命あふれる“奇跡の惑星”~」に出演した教員が担当します。

Bring your PC.
PC! PC! PC!
You must bring your PC even in a face to face class. You need it to answer my questions. 
Other Japanese readable students, 「正義の生物学(講談社)」 covers a series of classes in GEISS. I highly recommend you reading this book. It takes you to the higher level of understanding.

You must register Global Environmental Issues from the Social and Scientific Perspectives I (社会と科学からみた地球環境問題 I). 
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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