Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Common Graduate Courses (Doctoral Course)
Lecture Code 8E050351 Subject Classification Common Graduate Courses
Subject Name 普遍的平和を目指して
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Seeking Universal Peace
ファン デル ドゥース ルリ,ヤスダ ヒロシ,クマモト ミホコ,カケエ トモコ,トモツグ シンスケ,ナカツボ タカユキ,カワノ ノリユキ
Campus Across Campuses (videoconferencing, etc.) Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur9-10:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures, Discussions, Powerpoint presentations, Films and other audio-visual materials.  A mandatory report assignment that requires a visit to a peace monument. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Peace Education
Eligible Students
Keywords SDGs, Atomic bomb, Structural violence, Positive peace, Peacebuilding, Sustainable development, nuclear abolition, biodiversity, United Nations 
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within Educational
This course is one of the elective subjects, in "Sustainable Development Courses", Common Graduate Courses that aims to understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set by international agreement, and to acquire the ability to advance science to enable sustainable development and to solve various challenges in society. 
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This cross-disciplinary course introduces students to multi-faceted aspects of universal peace. Each lesson focuses on an aspect of universal peace and includes discussion of relevant approaches to understand, attain, and/or maintain peace in a ariety of socio-political conditions. Topics include the issues of poverty, famine, immigration, peacebuilding in conflict zones, gender disparity, and environmental conflicts. The course is designed to enable students to: (1) gain essential knowledge about the urgent issues of the present-day international community; (2) find conflict solutions by applying their individual knowledge and skills obtained from their major subject of study; (3) present the solutions in an accessible academic discourse. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Emergency Rescue, Relief, and Recovery in the Aftermath of Hiroshima and the Concept of Universal Peace (Luli)
lesson2: The Atomic-Bomb Afflictions - Mind and Body (Kawano)
lesson3: Conveying the Atomic-bomb Experiences at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (Takigawa)
lesson4: Nuclear Abolition as a Global Agenda (Tomotsugu)
lesson5: Biological Diversity and North-South Divide (Nakatsubo)
lesson6: Causes of conflicts and their solutions: The conflict resolution perspective (Kakee)   
lesson7: Mission and Achievements of the United Nations Scientific Committee (UNSCEAR) (Yasuda)
lesson8: The Role of the United Nations: Lessons Learned from the Field (Kumamoto)
Total of 8 lessons as above.

The end-of-term essay is a mandatory requirement to be submitted in the designated area on Bb9 by the deadline.

Classes will be conducted in Japanese.  
Textbook shall not be specified for this course. Instructors will upload reference materials on Bb9/Teams. Whenever applicable instructors may introduce additional reference materials during a class. 
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Review the contents of each session.  Pay attention to related current issues in the media and evaluate the reports critically.  Visit various peace monuments, learn its historical background, and consider how you might contribute to improving the lives of people affected in disasters. 
Requirements In principle, classes will be conducted in Japanese. Handouts will be in a bilingual format or in a monolingual format with English and Japanese versions for the students to choose from. E-handouts will be uploaded each week within a designated area on Bb9. Students who need Japanese-into-English interpretation (i.e. oral translation) should contact the instructor by email as soon as possible.  
Grading Method Grades will be awarded on the basis of regular attendance and class participation (30%) as well as an end-of-term essay (70%). 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The team of instructors has a wide range of practical experiences in working with international organizations including UNITAR, UNSCEAR, and OECD. 
Message Consider the multi-faceted and multi-layered aspects of peace as you learn about the cases of international efforts to attain "universal peace". 
Other Attendance record will be taken at the beginning of each lesson.  
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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