Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences International Peace and Co-existence Program
Lecture Code WMG00601 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Peacebuilding I
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Peacebuilding I
カタヤナギ マリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon5-8:IDEC 203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, discussion and students' presentations
This course will be face-to-face, but the modality may be changed depending on the Corona situation. If there are students yet to come to Japan, hybrid mode may be applied.

Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Political Science
Eligible Students M1 & 2
Keywords Peacebuilding, SDG_05, SDG_10, SDG_16 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
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Class Objectives
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The objectives of the course is (1) to learn various activities of peacebuilding; (2) to understand the evolution of peacebuilding theories; and (3) to deepen the understanding of peace through reflection on peacebuilding.
The course covers a number of areas/issues in peacebuilding, which presents potentials, effects and challenges of peacebuilding activities. Each conflict has its own features and thus one-fit-all approach is not the solution in peacebuilding. However, learning the efforts and discussion in the area to date would prepare us in tackling the newly arising situations.  
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction – revisiting key concepts
lesson2 Security Sector Reform
lesson3 DDR (Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration)
lesson4 Democratisation
lesson5 Women in Peacebuilding
lesson6 Youth and Peacebuilding
lesson7 Human Rights and Peacebuilding
lesson8 Refugees and internally displaced persons
lesson9 Transitional Justice - international criminal tribunals
lesson10 Transitional Justice - truth commissions
lesson11 Students’ presentation and discussion
lesson12 Liberal Peace
lesson13 Students’ presentation and discussion
lesson14 Students’ presentation and discussion
lesson15 Hybrid Peace

A presentation will be considered as an exam. 
Textbook is not specified. Reading material will be specified in the preceding class or ealier. Reference books and articles will be introduced during the course. 
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(More Details) Power Point, audio-visual materials 
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Preparation and
Literature specified for each class should be read before the class. From the 13th to 15th lessons, students are required to make a presentation on a case study of a conflict, or a particular area of activities in peacebuilding. The class will discuss the presented ideas to exchange different views. 
Requirements Class language will be English.
In principle, students are required to register for this course together with 'Peacebuilding II'.  
Grading Method Assessment based on a presentation and discussion in the class. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it I have experiences in a UN peacekeeping operation as well as peacebuilding in an international organisation. On topics related to peacekeeping and peacebuilding, my comments will include the perspectives of a practitioner. 
Message It is compulsory to read the specified material for each class in advance. Active participation in discussion is expected. 
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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