2019 Graduate Lecture in Culture and Arts S1A

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Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Fukutome Maki 
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Course description and aims

To understand different perspectives on “Japanese history”.

Student learning outcomes

1) To understand what kind of study is “Japanese history”.
2) To find fun in study “Japanese history”.
3) To acquire basic knowledge for reading archives.
4)To acquire multilateral viewpoints.


apanese history,museum,archives

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In addition to lectures in the classroom, I would like to take lessons at the museum.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction. To understand “How to study history”.
Class 2 What is historical facts. To read the essay of Mr. Kazuo Osumi.
Class 3 Museums and History① To consider from the case of National Museum of Japanese History .
Class 4 Museums and History② To consider from the case of Tokyo Tech Museum and Archives .
Class 5 Reading archives.① To acquire basic knowledge for reading archives.
Class 6 Reading archives.② To acquire basic knowledge for reading archives.
Class 7 Reading archives.③ To acquire basic knowledge for reading archives.
Class 8 Summary To complete the summary in answer to the questions given by the students.


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

1)Yamamoto, Hirofumi. Technique to understand history. Tokyo: Sintyosha. ISBN:978-4106105418(Japanese)
2)Yamamoto, Hirofumi. Learning History. Tokyo: PHP Institute Office. ISBN:978-4569836775(Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

Contribution to class(50%),Final report(50%).

Related courses

  • LAH.S414 : Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences14:History

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

Ability to discuss critical issues in Japanese is also essential.

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