2018 World Literature 1

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Mitsubori Koichiro  Liu Anwei  Zhan Xiaomei  Ichikawa Shinji  Yamazaki Taro  Antoku Makiko  Kawamura Aya  Jean Francoise 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(S222)  Thr1-2(S222)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.H211
Credits
2
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2018/8/9
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

In this lecture the students appreciate famous works of World Literature. This lecture begins by What is World Literature? , and then the students read and appreciate literary works of different countries. Germany, France, Russia, China.
By reading World Literature, the students will be able to learn how to read World Literature and they will be able to understand the way of thinking and the mentality
of every natiion. In addition the students will be able to acquire the skills of intercultural understanding through literature.

Student learning outcomes

In the end of this lecture, the students will be able to
1) learn how to read World Literature. 2) understand the mentality of every nation. 3) acquire the skills of intercultural understanding through literature.

Keywords

World Literature, intercultural understanding

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Instructors lecture literature of every country in turn.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction : What is World Literature? understand World Literature.
Class 2 Epic Poetry (1) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 3 Epic Poetry (2) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 4 French literature (1) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 5 French literature (2) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 6 French literature (3) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 7 German literature (1) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 8 German literature (2) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 9 German literature (3) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 10 Russian literature (1) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 11 Russian literature (2) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 12 Russian literarure (3) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 13 Chinese Literature (1) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 14 Chinese literature (2) learn how to read World Literature.
Class 15 Chinese literature (3) learn how to read World Literature.

Textbook(s)

Non required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Lecture materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their commitment to the class (by response cards) (40%) and a final essay (60%).

Related courses

  • LAH.H110 : Introduction to Foreign Languages 1
  • LAH.H111 : Introduction to Foreign Languages 2
  • LAH.H212 : World Literature 2

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

Non required.

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