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Risk Culture: The Politics of Pandemics, Natural Disasters and Nuclear Energy - 49615 - ASST 2000 - 801
CL: SOC 2130 (801). Topical Course Description: As a global viral pandemic is transforming the world, the ways in which cultures institutionalize what constitutes acceptable parameters of risk has become increasingly evident. The COVID-19 pandemic is a transformative crisis, but it is only one instance of a larger process of how we calibrate perceived threat and attempt to impose a sense of normalcy in an increasingly precarious world. In Japan this was especially evident in the Tohoku disasters of 2011, when the largest earthquake ever recorded in Japan, a tsunami that took almost 20,000 lives and 3 nuclear reactors in meltdown in the Fukushima nuclear crisis grew to become the most expensive conjoined disasters in world history. This course examines major disasters such as the Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Fukushima nuclear accidents, global climate change and its associated effects (the Katrina Hurricane in New Orleans, flooding, wildfires, impact on vulnerable populations) and episodic but impactful disasters such as the Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion and the British Petroleum Deep Water Horizon oil spill as case studies to illustrate how risk is socially constructed and politically contended, and makes its way through public policy into institutional structures to profoundly affect our lives.

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Associated Term: 2023 Spring
Registration Dates: Oct 30, 2022 to Jan 19, 2023
Registration Levels: Graduate, NonDegree Continuing Undergrad, Undergraduate

Japan Campus
Base Lecture Schedule Type
Classroom In-Person Instructional Method
Credit Hours: 3.000

Seats Available: 22

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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm TR Temple Japan Main Building 00306 Jan 16, 2023 - Apr 26, 2023 Base Lecture Kyle L. Cleveland (P)E-mail


Japanese Education - 49808 - ASST 2000 - 802
CL: SOC 2130 (802). Topical Course Description: A key aspect of the country’s Post-War economic miracle, Japan’s education system has served as a model for emerging economies not only in Asia but also globally. Japan’s learners regularly score high on international measures of math and science literacy. However, in recent years the education system has withered criticism for pedagogic and systemic failings that have led to declines in quality. Like many countries, growing income inequality and insufficient public financing have affected education opportunity and outcomes. Education policymaking has also been slow to respond to changes in labor demand. Finally, the system has been accused of producing apathetic adults with little sense of community or national pride. This course examines the historical circumstances that gave rise to modern education practice in Japan as well as current practice. The course explores related issues as way to reflect not only on solutions but also on the role that education plays in all societies. A mixture of lecture and discussion, the course will also provide practical opportunities for students to research topics on their own.

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Associated Term: 2023 Spring
Registration Dates: Oct 30, 2022 to Jan 19, 2023
Registration Levels: Graduate, NonDegree Continuing Undergrad, Undergraduate

Japan Campus
Base Lecture Schedule Type
Classroom In-Person Instructional Method
Credit Hours: 3.000

Seats Available: 22

View Catalog Entry and Course Description

Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm TR Temple Japan Main Building 00411 Jan 16, 2023 - Apr 26, 2023 Base Lecture Thomas G Meyer (P)E-mail



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