Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 11013001 Subject Classification Peace Science Courses
Subject Name 飢餓・貧困・環境問題からみた平和学
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Starvation, destitution, and environmental affairs: the issues threating world peace
カワイ コウイチロウ,サネオカ ヒロフミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon5-8:IAS K108
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, using PC slide
Detailed information will be given at the first lecture or via My momiji.
Face-to-face classes in principle.
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Peace Education
Eligible Students Freshman, all departments.
Keywords Population growth, Environmental destruction, food-crisis, hunger, conflict, World Food Programme, JICA 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Peace building lectures 
Expected Outcome1. To be able to think about peace from multiple perspectives and express their own opinions.
2. To understand and be able to explain various factors that prevent peace and the complex aspects involved, including conflicts between ideology and reality. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Our world is now encountering many conflicts caused by starvations, destitutions, and environmental affairs, which are all threatening peace. In this lecture, current status of these issues will be understood, especially by contrasting with food-production. Also, as measures to counter these threats, activities by WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME and JAPAN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCY will be explained by the lecturers invited from these organizations. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Unbalance distribution of resources among worlds (game) (JICA)
lesson2 Circumstances of starvation, destitution and environmental problems in the world (JICA)
lesson3 Starvation, destitution and environmental problems, and world peace(Koichiro Kawai)
lesson4 Importance of biodiversity (Koichiro Kawai)
lesson5 Food problem from fishery production(Kazuya Nagasawa)
lesson6 Food problem from fishery production(Kazuya Nagasawa)
lesson7 Solution of food and environmental problems by fishery production (Kazuya Nagasawa)
lesson8 Food problem from domestic animal production (Koichiro Kawai)
lesson9 Food problem from domestic animal production (Koichiro Kawai)
lesson10 Solution of food and environmental problems by domestic animal production (Koichiro Kawai)
lesson11 Policy for starvation and environmental problems by biological control (Ryo Arakawa)
lesson12 Policy for starvation and environmental problems by biological control (Ryo Arakawa)
lesson13  Food problem from crop production (Hirofumi Saneoka)
lesson14  Food problem from crop production (Hirofumi Saneoka)
lesson15 Solution of food and environmental problems by crop production (Hirofumi Saneoka)

Brief reports will be assigned on almost every lessons. Group works will be required on the lessons by Dr. Sugino 
Handouts will be distributed  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC-slide, PC video 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students should be interested in the relating topics, and primarily lean from various media.  
Grading Method Reports 60%, attitude in participation to the class 20%. Attendance 20%. As a common requirement through the all peace-building lectures, a full-report will be assigned after visiting to peace-monument or viewing peace-related videos, and if not, credit will not be given.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other You are required to submit a report entitled "My Approach to Peace" as a common assignment for Peace Science Courses. When you fail to submit the report, the credit will not be given.
【the period of the report submitting】
The 2nd term course--> from July 3rd to July 10th
The 3rd term course--> from October 30th to November 6th
The 4th term course--> from December 25th to January 15th
Night program course--> according to the direction of the teachers
See the link below for further details.
【In the case of the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of the course, a computerized random drawing will be held.】 
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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