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 WMJ31501 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 欧米地域研究
Subject Name
Subject Name in
European and American area studies
カスガ アユカ,カイガ サキコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur5-8:IAS A704
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, seminar, presentation 
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) 07 : History
Eligible Students
Keywords Britain, history, environment, social welfare, empire, peace 
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
From the 2nd to 7th lessons, the course will explore the history of British social policy. It explores how British society coped with the deteriorating urban environment and built a welfare system. In the 8th and 9th lessons, students will read English texts and discuss the issues in them. From the 10th to 12th lessons, the course will focus on the British Empire, examining the change of international system from the political, social and intellectual aspects.
Each student will give one presentation about his/her final essay, followed by class discussion.  
Class Schedule lesson 1 Introduction
lesson 2 Current British society and class
lesson 3 British society in the nineteenth century
lesson 4 Industrial Revolution and urban environment
lesson 5 Governments in nineteenth century
lesson 6 Governments in nineteenth century
lesson 7 Welfare
lesson 8 Read Articles in English
lesson 9 Read Articles in English
lesson 10 Thinking about War and Peace
lesson 11 Empire and International Law
lesson 12 Atomic Bomb Debates
lesson 13 Presentation
lesson 14 Presentation
lesson 15 Presentation 
T. Hasegawa, Sangyo-kakumei (The Industrial Revolution) (Yamakawa Shuppansha, 2012)
Hinsley, F. H., Power and the Pursuit of Peace: Theory and Practice in the History of Relations between States (University Press, 1963).
Other recommended reading will be indicated throughout the module.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, Power Point etc.  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lesson 1: If possible, read the above-mentioned recommended reading in advance.
Lesson 2-15: Read recommended reading indicated in the previous lecture.
Grading Method Essay 70%
Class contributions 30%
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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