This course focuses on place as existence grounds of the self. Through both analysis of the representation such as a literary work or picture and some thought or psychological experiments, this course approaches the structure of place.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Explain the essential relation between the self and place.
2.Explain both the meaning of representation and some methods of analysis of representation.
3.Analyze critically space design or regional planning from the standpoint of the concept of place or one’s native place.
place, self, room, space, native place
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This class meets once a week. Some thought experiments without advance knowledge are done at times to deepen the understanding about the concept of place.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction-What is Place?||Review|
|Class 2||Representation of Place||Understanding of Methods to Analyze|
|Class 3||House as Place||Consideration on housing Image|
|Class 4||Room as Place||Analysis of Representation|
|Class 5||One’s Native Place||Analysis of Representation|
|Class 6||Essence of Place||Consideration of Essence of Place|
|Class 7||Assertions on Townscape Design and Their Problems from the Standpoint of the Concept of Place||Critical Consideration of Assertions on Townscape Design|
|Class 8||Summary of This Course and Report Subject|
No textbook is set.
Course materials are distributed during class.
Participation in each thought experiment：30%
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related course is desirable.
Instructor’s office：West Bidg.9, Rm 501, 5Fl.
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.