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 Economic Development Program
Lecture Code WMH01001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Global Governance
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Global Governance
シマンガン ダリア コリャード
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Thur5-8:IDEC 207
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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The delivery of lessons for this course is designed around lectures, class discussions, and Oxford-style debates. 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 global governance, global issues, United Nations, international relations theories, globalization, global civil society, peace, peacebuilding, security, global economy, global environment 
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within Educational
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Class Objectives
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The world is increasingly becoming interconnected and complex. This course will provide an overview of the structures and processes of global governance. The first part of the course will cover the key theories of International Relations to set the conceptual stage for studying global governance. The second part will introduce the origins and roles of main global and international actors, including the United Nations and its agencies, regional organizations, and non-state actors. The third part will critically examine global processes and contemporary issues confronting the global governance system. Interactive and innovative learning approaches will provide a platform for students to analyze global issues in a collaborative and engaging environment.

By the end of the course, the students will have a firm grasp of the theoretical underpinnings and practical implications of the structures, processes, and issues of global governance. They will be able to demonstrate the real-world relevance of their knowledge in global governance by analyzing pressing global issues of our time through simulated policy engagement and problem-solving scenarios. This course will equip students with critical analytical tools, presentation skills, and debating strategies necessary for deliberating issues of global importance. 
Class Schedule 1st Introduction to the Course
2nd The Basics of Research Writing
3rd What is Global Governance?
4th Why study global governance?
5th Theoretical Foundations of Global Governance: Realism and Liberalism
6th Theoretical Foundations of Global Governance: Critical Theories
7th The United Nations System
8th States and Regional Organizations
9th Globalization
10th Global Civil Society and Non-State Actors
11th Global Peace and Security Issues
12th Governing Global Peace and Security
13th Governing the Global Economy
14th Governing the Global Environment
15th Final Assessment

2,000-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 dependent 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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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 Oxford-style debates. 
Requirements Good command of English is a crucial requirement for this course. 
Grading Method 40% meaningful participation in class discussions; 30% debate; 30% written report 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message A detailed syllabus, which includes specific components of course requirements and required and optional readings/materials, will be provided during the first meeting. 
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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