Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Common Graduate Courses (Master’s Course)
Lecture Code 8E000691 Subject Classification Common Graduate Courses
Subject Name Hiroshimaから世界平和を考える[オンデマンド]
Subject Name
Subject Name in
World Peace and HIROSHIMA[On-Demand]
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) Inte:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Classes will be conducted online. Classes will be conducted in Japanese and English. Lectures will be in either Japanese or English with subtitles. Handouts, where applicable, will be bilingual. PowerPoint presentations, films and other audio-visual materials will be used. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
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.
※On-demand classes of the Common Graduate Courses will be given to students without easy commuting access to regular classrooms in order to provide an opportunity for them to take these classes. 
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 and English. Lectures will be in either Japanese or English with subtitles. Handouts, where applicable, will be bilingual. 
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 Students who require special assistance are expected to contact the instructor at the earliest opportunity before the first lesson. Reasonable accommodation shall be provided to the best of the instructor's capacity and knowledge.

Students falling under any of the following conditions will be allowed to take the on-demand classes.
(1)Students who conduct their main research outside the Higashi-Hiroshima, Kasumi, and Higashi-Senda Campuses in the relevant term
(2)Working adult students
(3)Students who have difficulty commuting to the university during the relevant term due to family circumstances, such as child care commitments
(4)Students who have difficulty commuting to the university during the relevant term due to injury or illness
(5)Students who have difficulty completing the course within the study term due to the scheduling of their degree program (limited to cases approved by the head of the relevant program)

Students who wish to apply for on-demand courses based on these special cases shall submit the “Statement of Reasons for Course Registration” and materials, through which their claim to fall 
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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