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 WMG03201 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Peace, Conflict, and the Environment
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Peace, Conflict, and the Environment
シマンガン ダリア コリャード
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues5-8:IDEC 204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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The delivery of lessons for this course is designed around lectures, class discussions, role-playing, and oral presentations. The format of the class meetings will depend on the needs of the students. 
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
Keywords peace, conflict, environment, peacebuilding, climate change, Anthropocene, security 
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within Educational
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Class Objectives
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Global environmental change is transforming the security landscape in which both conflicts and peacebuilding processes take place. This course will provide an overview of the theoretical frameworks that explain the relationship between peace/conflict and the environment and the practical issues that drive such relationship. The first part of the course will trace the development of the scholarship on climate-conflict nexus, environmental peacebuilding, and the Anthropocene. The second part will be an analysis of persistent and emerging issues in different regions in the world, from Africa to Antarctica. In addition to lectures, interactive and innovative learning approaches (role-playing and think-pair-share) will provide a platform for students to understand these issues in a collaborative and engaging environment.
By the end of this course, the students will have a broad understanding of the environmental factors and impact of peace and conflict. They will be able to demonstrate familiarity with academic debates and awareness of unique regional contexts surrounding the dynamics between peace/conflict and the environment. This course will equip students with research, problem-solving, public speaking, and interviewing skills necessary for their academic or policy careers. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction to the Course
lesson2 The Basics of Research Writing
lesson3 Climate and Conflict I
lesson4 Climate and Conflict II
lesson5 Environmental Peacebuilding I
lesson6 Environmental Peacebuilding II
lesson7 Region-in-Focus: Africa
lesson8 Region-in-Focus: Middle East
lesson9 Region-in-Focus: Oceania
lesson10 Region-in-Focus: Antarctica
lesson11 Region-in-Focus: South Asia
lesson12 Region-in-Focus: Southeast Asia
lesson13 Region-in-Focus: North America
lesson14 Region-in-Focus: South America
lesson15 Final Examination

1,000-word written report 
A detailed syllabus, which includes specific components of course requirements and required and optional readings/materials, will be provided during the first meeting. The class structure may change slightly depending upon the number of enrolled students. 
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(More Details) A stable internet connection is required for synchronous online meetings. 
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Preparation and
Students should be able to communicate in English effectively and read graduate-level readings. Students are required to read assigned readings and participate in class discussions meaningfully. This course will employ interactive formats of class participation, including think-pair-share and role-playing. 
Requirements Good command of English is a crucial requirement for this course. 
Grading Method 40% class participation; 30% role-playing; 30% essay 
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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