Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Common Graduate Courses (Doctoral Course)
Lecture Code 8E050392 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)[オンデマンド]
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Seeking Universal Peace(Multidisciplinary-omnibus)[On-Demand]
ファン デル ドゥース ルリ,ヤスダ ヒロシ,カケエ トモコ,カワノ ノリユキ
Campus Across Campuses (videoconferencing, etc.) Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Inte:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures, Discussions, Powerpoint presentations, Films and other audio-visual materials.   
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
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 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.
※This is an on-demand class offered to students with difficulty attending school during regular hours. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the multifaceted aspects of universal peace. Each lesson focuses on one aspect of universal peace and includes a discussion of relevant approaches to understanding, achieving and maintaining peace in different socio-political contexts. Topics include poverty, famine, immigration, peacebuilding in conflict zones, gender inequality, and environmental conflicts. The course is designed to enable students to: (1) Gain essential knowledge of the pressing issues facing the international community today. (2) Find solutions to conflicts by applying their knowledge and skills from their major field of study. (3) Present the solutions in an accessible academic discourse. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction / Emergency Rescue, Relief, and Recovery after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (Luli)
Lesson 2: The Atomic-Bomb Afflictions - Mind and Body (Kawano)
Lesson 3: The Peace Memorial Museum in a global context (tentative title) (Ishida, Director of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum)
Lesson 4: War, Peace, and Issues of Identity (Luli + Guest Speaker)
Lesson 5: Memories fostered by AI (Luli + Guest Speaker)
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.

Assessment will be based on two short reports (one on the visit to the Peace Monument and one on the end of the semester, 40% each) and weekly responses to a short questionnaire on the content of the lectures (20%). There will be no oral or written examination.

Classes are held in Japanese and English. Lectures will be in either Japanese or English with subtitles. Handouts will be bilingual where appropriate. 
Reference books may be used in class by individual lecturers.  
Handouts will be uploaded to the designated area on Moodle.  
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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.  
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Suggestions on
Preparation and
Carefully review the content of each class. Check for related ongoing issues.
Participants are encouraged to read the books and/or articles introduced by the instructors in each class. 
Requirements This course is one of the on-demand courses offered for those who have difficulty attending school during regular hours (doctoral course). All students are eligible to take these on-demand classes, but there are a limited number of places. Priority will be given to those who have filled out the priority registration request form and stated that they are unable to take the course during regular hours. Remaining places will be allocated to other students by computerized random selection. Please check the following URL for further details.
Students will view a pre-recorded lecture released each week and 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 Assessment will be based on two short reports (one on the visit to the Peace Monument and one on the end of the semester, 40% each) and weekly responses to a short questionnaire on the content of the lectures (20%). There will be no oral or written examination. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The instructor and guest speakers have a wide range of practical experience of working with the media and international organisations, including the United Nations and OECD. 
Message Consider the multifaceted and multi-layered aspects of peace as you study cases of international efforts to achieve "universal peace". 
Other Attendance will be registered by completing a weekly online questionnaire after each class. Failure to submit means no class attendance.
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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