Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ31301 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name ヨーロッパ社会論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
European Society in History
ナガタ ヒロアキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds1-4:IAS J204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture and seminar. I request you to do presentations about contents of the textbook. I take the degree of difficulty of the textbook into account for foreign students. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Area Studies
Eligible Students
Keywords SDG_05, SDG_10, SDG_16, Race, imperialism, European history, whiteness studies, colonialism 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
What is race? What is whiteness studies? We will read Japanese texts and discuss the answers to these questions. Prease see the Japanese syllabus. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance
lesson2 What is Race, what is whiteness ?
lesson3 Race and whiteness
lesson4 Enlightenment and whiteness
lesson5 Videos about race and whiteness
lesson6 Democracy and racism, Nazism
lesson7 Visible and invisible whiteness
lesson8 German society after World War II and refugees, immigrants, and Jews
lesson9 Presentation and discussion about colonialism
lesson10 Presentation and discussion about whiteness in America
lesson11 Presentation and discussion about Nazism
lesson12 Videos about race and whiteness and discussion
lesson13 Presentation and discussion about British Empire
lesson14 Presentation & discussion about South Africa
lesson15 Summaries

No final examination; some presentations & reports 
One of the textbooks:
Takao Fujikawa, Jinshu sabetu no sekaishi, Tosui Shobo, Tokyo 2011.
Please see Japanese syllabus. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Audiovisual materials. Please bring your laptop. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Before each lesson, please read the required text carefully and prepare for the discussion. 
Requirements As the text is written in simple Japanese, foreign students can understand the contents and take part in discussions. 
Grading Method Students are evaluated based on their attendance, contents of their presentation, and participation in discussions.
Reports (50%) and discussions (50%)
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Please see Japanese syllabus. 
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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