Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 11025001 Subject Classification Peace Science Courses
Subject Name 戦争と平和に関する学際的考察
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An Interdisciplinary Survey on War and Peace
ミゾブチ マサキ,ナガタ ヒロアキ,ザイキ カズオ,マルタ タカシ,カワノ ノリユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon1-4:IAS K107
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Detailed information will be given at the first lecture or via My momiji.
Face-to-face classes in principle. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Peace Education
Eligible Students
Keywords War, Peace, Security, Cold War, United Nations, Peace Studies, Fukushima 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
This course is considered as one of the peace studies through the various lectures on war and peace, and other related topics.    
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
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This  omnibus class lectured by seven professors consists of two parts. The first part, beginning  with the discussion by students on what is war, deals the cases of the World The course is offered in omnibus format, and will cover a variety of topics: including the history of war and peace, World Wars I and II, the Middle East, the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and the idea of peace. The goal of the course is to cultivate the knowledge and independent thinking skills necessary to pursue peace as a whole. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance  (M. Mizobuchi)
lesson2 The Brief History of War and Peace (M. Mizobuchi)
lesson3 The World War I (K.Zaiki)
lesson4 Japanese War: Invasion to China (T. Maruta)
lesson5 War of Nazi Germany and Holocaust (H. Nagata)
lesson6 The Origins of Conflicts in the Middle East (M. Mizobuchi)
lesson7 The Founding of the Two Divided States and War in the Korean Peninsula (Y. Fukuhara)  
lesson8 The North Korea Crisis and International Relations (Y. Fukuhara)  
lesson9 The Origins of Israel/Palestine Conflict (M. Mizobuchi)
lesson10 The Development of Israel/Palestine Conflict (M. Mizobuchi)
lesson11 What Is Peace? What Is Peace Studies? (N.Kawano)
lesson12 Issues of Peace, Hiroshima and Fukushima (N.Kawano)
lesson13 Genealogy of pacifism and possibility of considering peace philosophically (N. Kakigi)
lesson14 Peace as ideological task in contemporary world (N. Kakigi)
lesson15 Conclusion and Final Examination (M. Mizobuchi)

All students attending the course are requested to submit a report on Peace Monuments. Without this report it is not allowed to take final examination.  
No required textbook 
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Please actively refer to the literature and video materials introduced in each class. In addition, please take an interest in researching international problems and conflicts that are currently occurring around the world on the Internet and in newspapers. 
Requirements nothing 
Grading Method Class Participation, Final Examination, etc. 
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 common assignment for Peace Science Courses. When you fail to submit the report, the credit will not be given.
【the period of the report submitting】
The 2nd term course--> from June 16th to June 29th
The 3rd term course--> from October 10th to October 23th
The 4th term course--> from December 8th to December 21th
Night program course--> according to the direction of the teachers
See the link below for further details.
【In the case of the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of the course, a computerized random drawing will be held.】 
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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