Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 11032002 Subject Classification Peace Science Courses
Subject Name 広島の歴史と国際社会
Subject Name
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The history of Hiroshima and the international society
コミヤマ ミチオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues5-8:IAS J302
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, discussion, presentation by students, fieldwork
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 Eligible Students
Keywords Peace, History, International Society, Hiroshima, Hiroshima University 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
To provide students with the opportunity to think about peace from various perspectives, such as war/conflict, the abolition of nuclear weapons, poverty, starvation, population growth, the environment, education and culture, and thereby to deepen their un 
Expected OutcomeYou will be able to recognize the history of Hiroshima and the role of Hiroshima in international society and to express own opinion. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Learn the history of Hiroshima and learn about the role of Hiroshima in international society. Through that learning, You will present your own opinion on the semantic content of ambiguous "peace" and its way. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance (Komiyama Michio) Outline of peace studies and characteristics of this lecture, grouping.
lesson2 History of Hiroshima University (Komiyama Michio) Learn the history of Hiroshima and the history of Hiroshima University's former schools.
lesson3 Atomic Bomb and Hiroshima.(Komiyama Michio)
lesson4 Hiroshima University and the Atomic Bombing(Komiyama Michio): Learning about the atomic bomb damage at Hiroshima University's predecessor schools
lesson5 Establishment of Hiroshima University and Tatsuo Morito (Komiyama Michio)
lesson6 Hiroshima University and Peace Group Work (Komiyama Michio) Preliminary learning for the 7th and 8th Hiroshima City Tours
lesson7 Historical heritage tour in Hiroshima (Komiyama Michio) (Tour in Hiroshima city) Historical remains of Hiroshima and  tour of monuments.
lesson8 Historical heritage tour in Hiroshima (Komiyama Michio) (Tour in Hiroshima city) Historical remains of Hiroshima and tour of monuments.
lesson9 Religion and Peace 1 (Honda Yoshichika) Learn about the efforts toward peace in South Asian countries.
lesson10 World exposed person (Komiyama Michio) Learn about Bikini Atoll nuclear test, Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident, Kazakhstan · Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, Ukraine · Chernobyl nuclear accident, Fukushima nuclear power plant accident
lesson11 Language and Peace 1 (Sato Nobuharu) Learn about East Asian countries' efforts towards peace.
lesson12 Language and Peace 2 (Sato Nobuharu) Learn about East Asian countries' efforts towards peace.
lesson13 Religion and Peace 2 (Honda Yoshichika) Learn about the efforts toward peace in South Asian countries.
lesson14 Preparation for presentation (Komiyama Michio) Prepare a group presentation to be held in the lesson15
lesson15 At the end Hiroshima University and Peace (Komiyama Michio) Summary of all lectures 
Distribute prints created by lecturers, and introduce references as appropriate. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Distribution materials, images etc. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
It is recommended that you obtain a map in Hiroshima city and a guidebook in Hiroshima and read carefully in advance. 
Requirements Limited to students who are motivated to learn interested in international exchange. 
Grading Method Regarding comprehension of understanding about Hiroshima and peace, based on the participation degree (about 40%) in the class including group discussion, the monument visit report on peace (about 20%), the final report (group presentation about 40%) evaluate. However, for people who do not submit a monument visit report on peace, no credit in lecture will be given. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message I hope that you will deepen your understanding of Hiroshima and Japan that have been belong and learned and will serve as an opportunity to think deeply about the significance of that. 
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 credits will not be awarded.
【Period of the report submission】
The 1st term course--> from April 30th to May 13th
The 2nd term course--> from July 1st to July 8th
The 3rd term course--> from October 28th to November 7th
Night program course--> Follow teachers’ instructions
See the link below for further details.
In case the number of registered students exceed the upper limit, a computerized random selection will be carried out. 
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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