Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 11027001 Subject Classification Peace Science Courses
Subject Name 核時代の科学と社会
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Science and Society in the Nuclear Age
イチカワ ヒロシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon5-8:IAS K103
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Face-to-face classes in principle.
Detailed information will be given at the first lecture or via My momiji.
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : History of Science and Technology
Eligible Students 1st semester
Keywords Society, State, Science, Scientists, War, Nuclear Weapons 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This lecture is conducted in Japanese. The history of atomic bomb projects in various countries during WW2 and the Cold War will be the main subject. For more information on the lecture, see the Japanese syllabus.   
Class Schedule lesson1: Guidance.
              The World War I and the millitary technology.
lesson2: The institutionalization of scientific and technological research after WW1 in various advansed countries.
              The development of nuclear physics.
lesson3:The conception of atomic bombs and a general view of "Manhattan Project."
              The technological process of making of atomic bombs (1).
lesson4: The technological process of making of atomic bombs (2).
              The losses by nuclear armaments: in the case of the USA.
lesson5: The German atomic project.
              The Japanese atomic project.
lesson6: The Soviet atomic project.
              The losses by nuclear armaments: in the case of the Soviet Union.
lesson7: Supplement

lesson8: Conclusion and Examination.

The examination. 
See the Japanese version of the syllabus. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Power Point, DVD/ VHS pictures, the close-up photography, and so on. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
See the summaries in the Bb9 system and the illustration booklet. 
Grading Method The short reports given during the lecture and the report considering on  peace.  
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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