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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AHH35001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 社会文化論
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Comparative Study of Social Culture
カワイ ノブハル
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Fri1-4:IAS K205
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, I use MS-Powerpoint und talk about every thema. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : History
Eligible Students
Keywords SDG-08  SDG-09  SDG-11  SAG-12   European Comtemporary History, East Germany, German Unification  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This lecture belongs to human culture class in human research division.  
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
・Knowledge and understanding of "Japanese and Japanese culture"  and "foreign languages and foreign culture" which are prerequisite abilities for communication with peoples in different culture and areas.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The general ability to discover issues based on the ethics in research and subjective intellectual interests, and make planning to solve them.
・The ability to conduct research proactively by combining knowledge,  understanding, and skills for the tasks, based on flexible creativity and imagination. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This Lecture explains History of East Germany from Soviet Oppupation to Geman Unification(1945~1990). We think too about Comparisions of West Germany and Japan for knowing characters of society after WWII.   
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction,  Idea of Socialism
lesson2 Socialism as "Movement" ~1920
lesson3 Socialism as "Regime"  Sowjetunion 1930~1945
lesson4 Communist in Germany before WWII and Oqupation by Sowjetunion
lesson5 Oqupation by Sowjetunion (1945~1949)Cold War and Establishment of East Germany
lesson6 Cold War and East Germany (1949~1954)
lesson7 Construction of Socialism
lesson8 Era of Reform (1960')
lesson9 Leadership Change from Ulbricht to Honecker
lesson10 Guided Socialstate of Honecker
lesson11 Fall in Crisises
lesson12 East Germany in Crisises in 1980'
lesson13 Collasp of Socialist Regime and German Unification of 1990
lesson14 German Unification and the after
lesson15 Summery and Final examination

Review sheet for every lessons and final exeamination

Thema History of East Germany 
Text Book:
KAWAI, Nobuharu, A Short History of East Germany. Challenge and Setback of a Divided State, (Tokyo 2020)

Reference Books:
MÄHLERT, Ulrich, Kleine Geschichte der DDR, 7th.ed. (Japanese Translatin by 2019)
PC or AV used in
(More Details) MS-Powerpoint and prints. DVD 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Lessoon 1-14: read your notebooks and  prepare for the next lecture with reference books, please. 
Grading Method Review sheet for every lessons 30% and final examination 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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