Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Common Graduate Courses (Doctoral Course)
Lecture Code 8E050351 Subject Classification Common Graduate Courses
Subject Name 普遍的平和を目指して(多分野オムニバス形式)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Seeking Universal Peace(Multidisciplinary-omnibus)
ファン デル ドゥース ルリ,ヤスダ ヒロシ,カケエ トモコ,トモツグ シンスケ,ナカツボ タカユキ,カワノ ノリユキ
Campus Across Campuses (videoconferencing, etc.) Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur9-10:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Further information will be released on MOMIJI and Moodle one week before the start of the course. Lectures, Discussions, Powerpoint presentations, Films and other audio-visual materials.   
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Peace Education
Eligible Students D1, D2
Keywords SDGs_1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 16, & 17, atomic bomb, structural violence, positive peace, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, radiation and health, nuclear abolition, biodiversity, United Nations, the media. 
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
This cross-disciplinary course introduces students to multi-faceted aspects of universal peace. Each lesson focuses on an aspect of universal peace and includes a discussion of relevant approaches to understanding, attaining, and maintaining peace in various socio-political conditions. Topics include the issues of poverty, famine, immigration, peacebuilding in conflict zones, gender disparity, and environmental conflicts. The course is designed to enable students to: (1)Gain essential knowledge about the urgent issues of the present-day international community. (2) Find conflict solutions by applying their knowledge and skills from their primary subject of study. (3)Present the solutions in an accessible academic discourse. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction to the class / Rethinking Universal Peace (Luli)
Lesson 2: The Atomic-Bomb Afflictions - Mind and Body (Kawano)
Lesson 3: Conveying the Atomic-bomb Experiences (Takigawa, Director of the Peace Memorial Museum)
Lesson 4: Nuclear Abolition as a Global Agenda (Tomotsugu)
Lesson 5: Biological Diversity and North-South Divide (Nakatsubo)
Lesson 6: Causes of Conflicts and their Solutions: The Conflict Resolution Perspective (Kakee)   
Lesson 7: Mission and Achievements of the United Nations Scientific Committee (UNSCEAR) (Yasuda)
Lesson 8: Seeking Universal Peace (Mikami, Head of UNITAR Hiroshima Office)
Total of 8 lessons as above.

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. 
Textbook shall not be specified for this course. Instructors will upload reference materials on Moodle, and whenever applicable, instructors may introduce additional reference materials during a class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC/AV.
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.  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review the contents of each session. Pay attention to related issues in the media and evaluate the reports critically. Visit at least one peace monument, learn its historical background, and consider how you might contribute to improving people's lives in general societies, with a particular focus on those in war and disaster-affected areas.  
Requirements Students will submit a response to a questionnaire based on the lecture content by a cut date. Please note that non-submission of the questionnaire response means absence from the class that week. 
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 instructors have a wide range of practical experiences working with international organizations, including UNITAR, UNSCEAR, and OECD. 
Message Consider the multi-faceted and multi-layered aspects of peace as you learn about the cases of international efforts to attain "universal peace". 
Other Attendance will be registered by submitting a weekly questionnaire response.
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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