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 WMG01201 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Hiroshima Peace Heritage II
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Hiroshima Peace Heritage II
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Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues1-4:IDEC 201
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Until further notice classes will be conducted online using MicrosoftTeams, Bb9, and/or Zoom. Modes of classroom interaction  include: Lecture, Discussion, Powerpoint presentations, Films and other audio-visual materials, report assignments that require visiting a peace monument.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Sociology
Eligible Students M1&2, D1.
Keywords peace studies, SDG_16, heritage, empirical research, atomic-bomb experiences, war memories, identity, reconstruction, peacebuilding, media, education, tourism  
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within Educational
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Class Objectives
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The objectives of this cross-disciplinary course are to equip the students with essential knowledge about Hiroshima's peace heritage through scholarly debates and to enhance their skills in critical thinking for conducting an independent research in peace studies.  
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction to the Class and Empirical Research.
lesson2 Legacies of Hiroshima.
lesson3 Peace Studies and Hiroshima I, International Organizations.
lesson4 Peace Studies and Hiroshima II, SDGs
lesson5 Defining Hibakusha.
lesson6 The Voices of Hibakusha.
lesson7 Hiroshima in the Nuclear Age.
lesson8 Hiroshima and Anti-nuclear Movements.
lesson9 Hiroshima in the Media.
lesson10 Hiroshima and the Media.
lesson11 United Nations and Hiroshima's Heritage.
lesson12 Hiroshima and Universal Peace.
lesson13 Presentations
lesson14 Presentations
lesson15 Review

Assessment will be based on: an end-of-term report (40%); two presentations (40%); and regular participation and
contribution to classroom activities (20%).

The language of instruction is English, but some reading and audio-visual materials will be provided in Japanese. 
A list of recommended reading will be provided. 
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(More Details) Handouts, PPT, Audio-visual materials. 
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A list of recommended literature will be provided. Students are encouraged to read the literature critically and form an argument backed by evidence to prepare for a class discussion each week. 
Grading Method An end-of-term report (40%), two presentations (40%), and regular attendance and participation in classroom activities (20%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Hiroshima and Nagasaki have struggled with the atomic-bomb memories for over seventy years while establishing themselves as cities of collective consciousness that aspires for universal peace. There is much to be drawn from the experiences of the city and its people. This course will offer you opportunities to acquire analytical skills, a flexible attitude, and international perspectives to evaluate the aspects of contested memories and apply them in assessing the issues of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. 
Other You are encouraged to visit peace heritage sites and/or monuments during this course. 
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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