Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Common Graduate Courses (Master’s Course)
Lecture Code 8E000651 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
ファン デル ドゥース ルリ,ヤスダ ヒロシ,シガ ケンジ,ホシ マサハル,カワノ ノリユキ,ヤマネ タツオ,カワイ コウイチロウ
Campus Across Campuses (videoconferencing, etc.) Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds9-10:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Scheduling details will be announced in advance on MOMIJI and Moodle. Modes of classroom interaction include lectures, discussions, PowerPoint presentations, films and other audio-visual materials. 
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 SDGs_1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 16, & 17, Atomic-bombing, Radiation Effects on Human Bodies, Structural Violence, Nuclear Testing, Poverty and Food Crises, Memory Studies, Peace Studies, Discourse and Visual Representation Analyses, Empirical Research, Educational Psychology, Positive Peace, Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Populism, the Media, Heritage Studies, Tourism.
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 facilitate students' understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by international agreement and help them acquire the ability to advance science for sustainable development and to solve various challenges in society. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Established in the city of Hiroshima, whose citizens were once Atomic-bombed, Hiroshima University upholds the cause of universal peace as one of its founding principles. The objectives of this course are thus as follows: (1) to review the damages of atomic bombing that have shaped the current Hiroshima's identity, and (2) to use Hiroshima as a reference point to explore ways in which universal and eternal peace may be achieved. As such, this course introduces students to the current issues of poverty, famine, immigration, environmental challenges, and local and global conflicts. Representative cases are examined, and the ideal state of peace in these cases is discussed from various angles, recognizing the difference between the ideal state and reality in the given socio-political conditions. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction to the Class: The Atomic-bomb Experience of Hiroshima and its Aspirations for World Peace(Luli).
Lesson 2: Multi-faceted Damages Caused by the Atomic Bombings (Kawano).
Lesson 3: Radiological Assessments by the United Nations on Nuclear Tests and Accidents (Yasuda).
Lesson 4: The Effects of Radiation on Exposed People and Their Meaning for Risk Assessment - From Nuclear Disasters in the World Such as Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Semipalatinsk to Radioactive Microparticles (Hoshi).
Lesson 5: The Trajectory of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and a Vision for its Future (Shiga).
Lesson 6: The Media and Representations of War and Peace (Luli).
Lesson 7: The Challenges of Poverty, Starvation and Food Production in Developing Countries (Kawai).
Lesson 8: Traits of Regional Conflicts in the Modern Era and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (Yamane).
Total of 8 lessons as above.

Assessments are based on two short reports (one peace monument visit report and one end-of-term report, 40% each) and weekly responses to a brief questionnaire on the lecture contents (20%). There will be no oral or written examination.

Classes will be conducted in Japanese. Students who need English language assistance are advised to take the module no. 8E000691(On-demand, Bilingual) instead. 
Reference books may be introduced in class by individual instructors.  
Handouts will be uploaded in the designated area on Moodle.   
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Power Point Slideshows, PC, VCR, etc. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review the contents of each session carefully. Pay attention to related ongoing issues.
Participants are recommended to read the books and/or articles introduced in each class by instructors. 
Requirements Classes will be conducted in Japanese. Students who need English language assistance are advised to take the module no. 8E000691(On-demand, Bilingual) instead. 
Grading Method Assessments are based on an end-of-term report (70%), regular attendance (10%), and responses to a brief questionnaire on the lecture contents submitted weekly online (20%). There will be no oral or written examination. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The team of instructors has a wide range of practical experiences in working with international organisations including UN, OECD, as well as multinational businesses. 
Message Explore Hiroshima’s legacy of peacebuilding based on its Atomic-bomb experience. Consider how you can contribute to peacebuilding using your expertise. 
Other Classroom attendance will be registered by submitting responses to a weekly online questionnaire after each class.  
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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