Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQS00301 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Knowledge of Anthropology(人類学知)
Subject Name
(Katakana)
ジンルイガクチ
Subject Name in
English
Knowledge of Anthropology
Instructor NISHI MAKOTO
Instructor
(Katakana)
ニシ マコト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri3-4:IAS K106
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Online (simultaneous interactive) access will be provided during COVID surges or by request of those who have difficulties attending physical classes. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 11 : Cultural Anthropology
Eligible Students
Keywords Ethnography, gender, global health, pandemic, violence 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines.
・The abilities and skills to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, and to deliver presentations at a seminar or research meetings, and to answer questions.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The general ability to discover issues based on the ethics in research and subjective intellectual interests, and make planning to solve them.
・The ability to conduct research proactively by combining knowledge,  understanding, and skills for the tasks, based on flexible creativity and imagination.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information in individual academic disciplines.
・The ability to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, deliver presentations at seminars or research meetings, and explain it in an easy way so that people in different cultures and areas of specialization understand.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to think in an interdisciplinary way to discover issues based on ethical research practices and subjective intellectual interests, and propose a plan to solve them.
・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
Learn how to use knowledge of cultural anthropology and related fields to understand issues related to disease and disability, violence, and gender inequality in the contemporary world. Students will be asked to join discussions based on case studies concerning the pandemic and global health. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Methods and theories of ethnography
Lessons 2–4: Case study 1 readings and discussions
Lessons 5–7: Case study 2 readings and discussions
Lesson 8: Discussion

Case study 1 concerns autistic children and their families during the COVID pandemic in Japan, while Case study 2 focuses on a vaccination program targeting scheduled tribes in India.

Students will be asked to submit two assignments. Each assignment will be 400-500 words each. 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Case studies and reading materials will be furnished by the instructor. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Students are expected to read papers suggested by the instructor. 
Requirements Students are expected to share their ideas in class discussions. However, fluency is not required. Instructor will guide them to express their ideas using plain English. 
Grading Method Discussions, assignments (Further information will be given during the first class session.) 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Having been an officer at a diplomatic mission abroad, the lecturer would discuss how knowledge of anthropology is related to global health knowledge and interventions. 
Message  
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