Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 65271001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name Introduction to International Cooperation
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Introduction to International Cooperation
イケダ アミ,カケエ トモコ,ヨシダ オサム,タニグチ キョウコ,シミズ キンヤ,ナカゾラ モエ,ババ タクヤ,ゴトウ ダイサク,クボタ テツ,フジワラ アキマサ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon1-4:IAS K203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, discussion.
In-person classes are the main format for this course. Online lectures may be an option in case of necessary. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Globalization/International cooperation studies
Eligible Students 1st grade
Keywords Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Education development, Peacebuilding, Development and culture, Sustainable architectural/urban planning, Disaster prevention, Poverty alleviation, Transportation planning 
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Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses(Courses in Arts and Humanities/Social Sciences) Category:Law / Political Sciences / Sociology / Economics / Education 
Expected OutcomeThis class explains and discusses (1) recent trends in international cooperation, global issues, and approaches to addressing them, and (2) case studies of research and international cooperation in diverse fields to deepen students’ understanding of the topic. 
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This class introduces perspectives on studying international cooperation, explains various approaches to global issues, and then discusses examples of research and international cooperation in peace, culture, development technology, development policy, and education development. 
Class Schedule lesson1 (April 8) Introduction “Let us think about international cooperation at Hiroshima University" (BABA Takuya and IKEDA Ami)
lesson2 (April 8) Recent trends in development assistance (IKEDA Ami)
lesson3 (April 15) Theory of international cooperation (1) from the field of peace and coexistence (KAKEE Tomoko)
lesson4 (April 15) Practice of international cooperation (1) JICA Partnership Program in Mindanao (YOSHIDA Osamu)
lesson5 (April 22) Theory of international cooperation (2) from the field of cultural anthropology (NAKAZORA Moe)
lesson6 (April 22) Practice of international cooperation (2) Aid, Development, and Culture (NAKAZORA Moe)
lesson7 (April 30) Theory of international cooperation (3) Evidence-based policy making in developing countries (GOTO Daisaku)
lesson8 (April 30) Practice of international cooperation (3) Impact evaluation of development programs (GOTO Daisaku)
lesson9 (May 13) Theory of international cooperation (4) from the field of education (SHIMIZU Kinya)
lesson10 (May 13) Practice of international cooperation (4) from the field of sport and educational development (TANIGUCHI Kyoko)
lesson11 (May 20) Theory of international cooperation (5) from the field of development technology (FUJIWARA Akimasa)
lesson12 (May 20) Practice of international cooperation (5) from the field of development technology (KUBOTA Tetsu)
lesson13 (May 27) Theory of international cooperation (6) Japan International Cooperation Agency: focusing on the technical cooperation in the field of education  (IKEDA Ami)
lesson14 (May 27) Practice of international cooperation (6) Activities of JICA expert in the field of educational development (IKEDA Ami)
lesson15 (June 3) Actors and their roles in development assistance and Wrap up (IKEDA Ami)

The topic and due date of final paper will be announced in class. 
No particular textbook. If necessary, each lecturer will introduce relevant books/articles before or after class. 
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After each class, it is recommended that students review the issues and approaches covered in the course, considering how they are discussed and applied not only in developing countries but also in Japan. 
Grading Method Evaluation will be done by;
- final report (80%) on one of the topics from the field of peace, culture, development technology, development policy, and educational development. Each student will choose one of them.
- active participation in each class (20%) 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Several lecturers organize this course; some have worked as JICA staff or JICA experts in developing countries. These lectures will incorporate their own experiences into the discussion. 
Message It is necessary to think of interdisciplinary approaches to address global issues. We expect the participation of students who would like to think seriously about how they can contribute to addressing challenges in the world and what they should learn in this university for that. 
Other After each class, students are required to write a brief comment sheet on Moodle about what they learned or would like to learn more. This sheet will also be used to track attendance for the 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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