Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Common Graduate Courses (Doctoral Course)
Lecture Code 8E050353 Subject Classification Common Graduate Courses
Subject Name Seeking Universal Peace
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Seeking Universal Peace
スティチェック ウルシュラ マリア
Campus Across Campuses (videoconferencing, etc.) Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur11-12:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Live streaming classes by using Microsoft Teams 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Peace Education
Eligible Students Doctoral Course
Keywords Atomic Bombing, Atomic Bomb Literature, concentration camps, genocide, political conflicts 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
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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Class Objectives
/Class Outline
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 variety 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 1. Introduction to the Class: The Atomic Bomb Experiences of Hiroshima and Universal Peace
2. Introduction to Atomic Bomb Literature, Part 1
3. Introduction to Atomic Bomb Literature, Part 2
4. Atomic Bomb Survivors and Their Active Contribution to Peace (hibakusha’s art, storytelling, etc.)
5. Nazi Concentration Camp in Auschwitz and its Literature
6. Approach to Peace in Poland and other European countries
7. The Historical Background of Various Conflicts in Europe and in the World (Ukraine, Belarus, Myanmar, Somalia, Palestine, etc.)

8. Activity of Some International Peace Organizations (Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Peace Boat), and Political and Economic Immigration to Japan 
Provided by the instructor (list of reference books or copies of most important parts of these books) 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC (videos on YouTube or provided by the instructor DVD, Cd) 
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Preparation and
Review the contents of each session carefully. Pay attention to related ongoing issues.
Participants are recommended to read the books and/or articles introduced in each class by instructors. 
Requirements Teaching materials will be provided via Microsoft Team before or during the lectures. 
Grading Method Grades will be awarded on the basis of regular attendance, class participation (30%) and an essay report (70%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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