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グローバル教養科目(Poverty and Famines: Perspectives from Psychology, Economics, History, and Philosophy)

Poverty and Famines: Perspectives from Psychology, Economics, History, and Philosophy
【通常授業期間外に集中講義で実施される科目については、開講日程の都合上その成績が卒業要件等を満たす単位として反映されない見込みが高いです。履修にあたっては十分に留意してください。】
【It is highly likely that the grades for the Intensive Courses conducted outside the regular class period will not be counted in graduation or other requirements due to the schedules. Please carefully note this when registering for these courses.】
【Please note that you are assessed on a Pass/Fail basis in this course.】

Classical approaches in economics suggest that poverty and famines are not a ‘problem’—that is, something that should be targeted by some form of intervention or prevention. This intensive course will be guided by the contrary assumption that poverty and famines are a problem. On this assumption, there is a practical motivation for a better understanding of underlying factors for poverty and famines. Major themes will be the following questions: (1) Identifying poverty: How to identify cases of poverty in terms that are both agreeable and may guide action effectively? (2) Measuring poverty: How to aggregate different presumable dimensions of poverty in the form of one measure? (3) Explaining poverty and famines: What factors or mechanisms may be causally responsible for the emergence of poverty or for famines? The profile of this course is meant to be inclusive and open to various perspectives from social sciences. The course will also make fair room for zooming into concrete cases, especially some major famines in recent history, such as the Bengal famine in 1943.
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グローバル教養科目(Poverty and Famines: Perspectives from Psychology, Economics, History, and Philosophy)
DIETZ Richard
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英語
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2
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授業計画
This course will be given in intensive course format, in February 2024. To allow for enough breathing space between classes, the course will be given in a longer time interval of two weeks, beginning on Feb 13 and ending on Feb 29, on seven teaching days (1-2 classes per teaching day). Further particulars about the time schedule will be given in class #1. Day 1. February 13 (Tue): Period 1 & 2 Day 2. February 16 (Fri): Period 1 & 2 Day 3. February 19 (Mon): Period 1 & 2 Day 4. February 22 (Thu): Period 1 & 2 Day 5. February 26 (Mon): Period 1 & 2 Day 6. February 28 (Wed): Period 1 & 2 Day 7. February 29 (Thu): Period 2
授業の方法
All central units of this course will be introduced by some lecture that is meant to guide class/group discussions.
成績評価方法
Participation (attendance, assignments, taking part in discussions) and one in-class exam
教科書
None.
参考書
Pivotal will be: Amartya Sen. (1981). Poverty and Famines. Oxford University Press. Sen’s book is downloadable for free as an e-book through the university library of UTokyo. The maybe easiest way to find it in the library catalogue is to search on TREE (UTokyo Resource Explorer). Another important reference (which is available on the cheap as paperback) will be: Sendhil Mullainathan & Eldar Shafir. (2013). Scarcity: The True Cost of Not Having Enough. Penguin Books. Further references will be given in class #1.
履修上の注意
You should feel comfortable with taking part actively in English class/group discussions and with taking an in-class exam in English. There are no other special prerequisites. Students from all study backgrounds (also natural sciences) are very welcome.
その他
My colleague Prof. Ian Wash is going to give another poverty-related course in this semester (Wednesday, period 1): Introduction to Poverty and International Development. There will be no considerable overlap between our two courses. They are complementary.