2017 Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences3:Religion

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Humanities and social science courses
Yumiyama Tatsuya 
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Course description and aims

This course deals with the basic concepts and background of education of the mind. And it will focus on value conflicts in public education. Topics include death education and patriotic education.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand what education of the minds is,
2) explain the controversies regarding education of the minds.
3) express their own thoughts


Education of the mind, death education, patriotic education, value conflict

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 an education of the mind ?
Class 2 Can we teach children “respect for life” ? (1) Write a short report on your experience of “death education.”
Class 3 Can we teach children “respect for life” ? (2) Discuss about this subject.
Class 4 Can we teach children “respect for life” ? (3) Report the content of the last week's discussion.
Class 5 Do we need the "patriotic education" ? (1)
Class 6 Do we need the "patriotic education" ? (2) Discuss about this subject
Class 7 Do we need the "patriotic education" ? (3) Report the content of the last week's discussion.
Class 8 Conclusion


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.H106 : Religion A
  • LAH.H206 : Religion B
  • LAH.H306 : Religion C
  • SHS.U444 : Graduate Lecture in Culture and Arts F1B

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

No prerequisites.

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