科目名 HIROSHIMA and The Nuclear Age
単位数 2.0
担当者 Hiroshima Peace Institute(HPI) Professor Robert Jacobs(Coordinator)
HPI Professor Kazumi Mizumoto (Sub Coordinator)
Takemoto(HPI), Kurashina, Yuasa(Faculty of International Studies)
履修時期 Spring Semester
履修対象 1st and 2nd year students, Master's Program
概要 To learn about nuclear history from many different vantage points. Students will learn about the history of the invention of nuclear weapons, their use in attacking Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the subsequent history of nuclear weapon development, testing and deployment around the world during the Cold War. Special attention will be paid to the interface between nuclear weapon testing and colonialism, and the impact of radiation exposure on civilian populations from nuclear weapons, nuclear material production and nuclear power. Students will learn about nuclear issues from the vantage points of several different countries and continents. Finally students will learn about the nuclear dangers that continue into the 21st century after the end of the Cold War.
科目の到達目標 To understand the complexities of the Nuclear Age both from the perspective of Hiroshima and also the rest of the world
受講要件 All lectures and reading materials will be in English. Students must have a competent reading and discussion ability in English.
事前・事後学修の内容 Read all the materials before and after attending the class and actively participate in all class discussions.
講義内容 1 Class introduction and outline
2 The Manhattan Project and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
3 The development of nuclear weapons since 1945
4 The history of peace culture and antinuclear movements in Hiroshima
5 Strategies of nuclear non-proliferation
6 Bikini H-bomb tests in 1954 and US/Japan relations
7 Anti-nuclear movements and Cold War US policy
8 The history of nuclear weapon testing around the world
9 Against "Euroshima": Representations of Hiroshima in the German anti-nuclear movement
10 Politics of Hiroshima/Nagasaki data after Fukushima
11 The role of human beings in radiation science
12 Nuclear colonialism and global hibakusha
13 Radiological weapons, dirty bombs, and DU munitions
14 Nuclear tomorrows
15 Final review
(Topics are tentative and subject to change)
評価方法 Attitude at class such as discussion and presentation (40%), and the final project paper (60%)
教科書等 No text book. Reading materials will be given at the class.
担当者プロフィール Robert Jacobs is a professor working on the social and cultural aspects of nuclear technologies. His work focuses on the experiences of radiation exposed populations, and the representation of nuclear technologies in culutre and art.
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