- Naomi Shohno, THE LEGACY OF HIROSHIMA: ITS PAST, OUR FUTURE
- James Warf, ALL THINGS NUCLEAR (Contact Instructor in class.)
- Keiji Nakazawa, BAREFOOT GEN (Sheean Library Reserve)
- The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories (Sheean Library Reserve)
- Also, Selected Readings (SR), and Physics Notes. (Supplied in class.)
- Understand what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
- Learn how we have arrived at our present situation.
- Understand the physical effects of nuclear weapons.
- Try to comprehend what nuclear war would mean.
- Begin our study of physics: The four forces of nature, concepts of energy, conservation laws, atomic and nuclear physics.
- SR: (assigned in class)
- Shohno: Chs: 1-4 Warf: Chs: 1-3
- Barefoot Gen: Vol. 1, on library reserve
- Hiroshima Survivors Recollect
- Hiroshima Decision
- The Price of Peace and Freedom
- Powers of Ten
- Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes
- Pika Don, and Guide to Armageddon
- Learn the effects of nuclear technology and nuclear weapons on people and on the
- Environment. Basics of nuclear bomb design, fission and fusion.
- Understand how nuclear weapons can be delivered.
- Learn how a nuclear reactor works and understand what happened at Chernobyl.
- Shohno: Chs: 5, 6, 7
- Warf: Chs: 4, 5
- SR: finish; finish Physics Notes
- Barefoot Gen: Vol. 2, 3
- Black Rain
- A Mother's Prayer
- Half Life, and Radio Bikini
- Conservation Laws in Zero-g
- The Day After Trinity
- Mission of Mercy
- Barefoot Gen
- Understand peaceful applications of nuclear physics.
- Work on possible solutions to the war problem.
- Learn about the costs of World Militarism.
- Find solution to the war problem. How will war end?
- Consider your topic summaries.
- Successfully complete the final exam.
- Warf: Chs: 10c, 11, 12
Shohno: Chs: 8, 9
- Barefoot Gen: Vol. 4
- The Bomb's Lethal Legacy
- Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang
- Controlling Interests
- Life in the Third World?
- Fury in the Pacific
- Goodbye War
- A Visit to Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Additional appropriate "Japanese" film, video, and reading is also part of this course.
(All in three weeks.)