Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Common Graduate Courses (Master’s Course)
Lecture Code 8E000601 Subject Classification Common Graduate Courses
Subject Name Hiroshimaから世界平和を考える
Subject Name
Subject Name in
World Peace and HIROSHIMA
トモツグ シンスケ,コミヤマ ミチオ,ナカツボ タカユキ,ヤマネ タツオ,カワイ コウイチロウ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds9-10:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
・Online lecture through MS Teams (You have to download app. beforehand)
・You don't have to come to the classroom.
・This is not an on-demand (recorded) course, but a concurrent, interactive online course.
・Just participate in class through the web according to the originally arranged time frame (Wed. 16:20-) 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Peace Education
Eligible Students Master's Course
Keywords Atomic Bomb, Structural Violence, Positive Peace, Peacebuilding, Sustainable Development
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This course is one of the elective subjects, in "Sustainable Development Courses", Common Graduate Courses that aims to understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set by international agreement, and to acquire the ability to advance science to enable sustainable development and to solve various challenges in society. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Located in Hiroshima, where the whole population suffered the Atomic Bombing, Hiroshima University puts up the banner of spirit of seeking peace. The objectives of this course are to review the damages of atomic bombing that have shaped the current HIROSHIMA’s identity, and to seek for the way in which we should achieve universal and eternal peace, referring to HIROSHIMA as the starting point. As such, this course deals with the issues of poverty, famine, refugee, environment, and conflicts around the globe, and examines how the ideal peace should be, recognizing to the difference between ideal and real society. 
Class Schedule lesson1(Oct.4): Overview: Hiroshima and Peace (Tomotsugu)
lesson2(Oct.11): History of Hiroshima: Society and Culture in Pre-WWII Hiroshima (Komiyama)
lesson3(Oct.18): Atomic Bomb and Hiroshima University: History of University's Commitment toward Peace (Komiyama)
lesson4(Oct.25): The Challenges of Poverty, Starvation and Food Production in the Developing Countries (Kawai)
lesson5(Nov.8/make-up class): Current Situations and Solutions of Global Warming, Environment Destruction, and Depletion of Natural Resurces (Nakatsubo)
lesson6(Nov 15): Traits of Regional Conflicts in the Modern Era and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (Yamane)
lesson7(Nov.22): Nuclear and International Politics (Tomotsugu)
lesson8(Nov.29): Considerations for the Peace of Hiroshima and the Global Society (Tomotsugu) 
There is no textbook. Instructors will upload the handouts before each session when necessary.  
Reference books may be introduced in class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Power Point Slide, PC, VCR, etc. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review the contents of each session carefully.  
Requirements Instructor(s) will take attendance using MS Forms. Please fill in the form during a specified time frame (TBA) in each session. We do not intend to evaluate your performance by attendance per se; however, you lose eligibility for taking the final exam if you are just absent five times and more without good reason and reasonable explanation. 
Grading Method Grades will be awarded on the final exam (100%).
Details will be announced in class (First class) 
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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