2017 Graduate Lecture in Culture and Arts F1B

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Instructor(s)
Yumiyama Tatsuya 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(W9-910)  
Group
-
Course number
SHS.U444
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2017/11/2
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course introduces religion and social problems. Emphasis is placed on religious antagonism against established social order. And Topics include psychiatric and ethical issues based on religious beliefs.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Obtain basic knowledge about religion and social problems.
2) Explain the background of social problems.
3) Express their view to overcome a conflict between secular and religious values.

Keywords

Religion and violence, religious issues, psychopathology of religion

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students must respond to the question from a teacher through the discussions or short reports. And they should reach the same degree of understanding as they exchange their points of view.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction: What is religious issues ?
Class 2 Confrontation between freedom of religion and basic human rights (1) Write a paper on relevant issues, watching a film dealing with the refusal of blood transfusion.
Class 3 Confrontation between freedom of religion and basic human rights (2) Discuss about this subject.
Class 4 Confrontation between freedom of religion and basic human rights (3) Report the content of the last week's discussion.
Class 5 Psychopathology of religion and salvation (1) Write a paper on relevant issues, watching a film dealing with the faith healing.
Class 6 Psychopathology of religion and salvation (2) Discuss about this subject.
Class 7 Psychopathology of religion and salvation (3) Report the content of the last week's discussion.
Class 8 Conclusion

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Discussion: 35%, Short report: 35%, Quiz: 30%

Related courses

  • LAH.S403 : Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences3

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

yumiyama[at]ila.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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