Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Common Graduate Courses (Master’s Course)
Lecture Code 8E000201 Subject Classification Common Graduate Courses
Subject Name SDGsへの学問的アプローチB
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Academic approach to SDGs - B
カタヤナギ マリ,チョウメイ ヨウスケ,カワイ ケンジ,ヒビノ タダシ,コイケ カズヒコ,リー ハンスウ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds9-10:IAS K108
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-based, discussion, presentation by students

This course will be face-to-face, but the modality may be changed depending on the Corona situation. 
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) 06 : Globalization/International cooperation studies
Eligible Students Master's students
Keywords SDGs, peace, climate change, disaster prevention, sustainable energy, environment, economic development, employment, resilient infrastructure, biological resources, local government, SDG_7, SDG_8, SDG_9, SDG_11, SDG_13, SDG_14, SDG_15, SDG_16, SDG_17 
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 the category of "Sustainable Development Courses" for Common Graduate Courses. This category of courses aims to provide opportunities for students to understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set by an international agreement. It also aims to equip students with the ability to advance science to enable sustainable development and the ability to solve various challenges in society. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The common programme for master's students is a part of  Hiroshima-moedel liberal arts education which also includes undergraduate liberal art subjects. It was formed in accordance with the SDGs and the Splendor Plan 2017, Hiroshima University's long-term vision. The SDGs are the challenges of our age and society whose core is the sustainability. They require us not only to solve individual issues but also to respond to multiple challenges with disciplinary and temporal continuity. Furthermore, in order to find solutions to the challenges, we need a new form of society where not only donor countries and recipient countries but also local governments, private enterprises and civil society work in partnership. In Academic approach to SDGs - B, the major focus will be on environment, society and governance. It is recommended to register for this course together with Academic approach to SDGs - A. 
Class Schedule See Japanese syllabus.

A short report is required at each lesson, which also serves for confirmation of attendance. 
See the Japanese syllabus. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, audiovisual materials 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
There are abundant internet materials on SDGs. Students are required to check those materials and textbooks before lessons. In addition, it is necessary to reflect on the SDGs so that you can develop your own ideas. 
Requirements It is recommended to register for this course together with Academic approach to SDGs - A. This course will be held in Japanese. 
Grading Method An evaluation of assignment for each lesson will be combined. Absence and failure in assignment submission will be counted as zero. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it See the Japanese syllabus. 
Message SDGs are contemporary agenda both in Japan and worldwide. Students are expected to find triggers to actively think about future.
Please note that you will get no mark for the lessons that you were absent from. 
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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