2019 History B

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Humanities and social science courses
Fukutome Maki 
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Mon1-2(S621)  Thr1-2(S621)  
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Course description and aims

You will study history focusing on "people".
"People" have been spinning history.
While touching on the perspectives of art history, archeology, literature and thought history, we will analyze history focusing on "people".

Student learning outcomes

1)To understand what it means to think of history focusing on"people".
2)To acquire multilateral viewpoints.


portrait, Ohoku, Bushido, self-immolation, Seppuku, Akoh Incident

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

1)At the beginning of each class, you will be given short comments on previously submitted reports and question.
2)Towards the end of class, you will be given a short report related to what is taught on that day.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance―How to study history. To understand "How to study history".
Class 2 To think about history focusing on"people". To learn methods of "people's history".
Class 3 Face ① To analyze who the person portrayed is.
Class 4 Face ② To think about how far the face of the truth of a historical person can be revealed.
Class 5 Historical women ① ―Women in Ohoku.(1) To understand the mechanism of "Ohoku" in Edo Castle.
Class 6 Historical women ② ―Women in Ohoku.(2) To think about the life of working women.
Class 7 Historical women ③ ―Women in literature. To think about marriage and divorce from works of Ihara Saikaku.
Class 8 Historical men ① ―Think about samurai's view on life and death.(1) To think about what self-immolation is.
Class 9 Historical men ② ―To think about "Akoh Incident".(1) To know the truth of "Akoh Incident".
Class 10 Historical men ③ ―To think about "Akoh Incident".(2) To think about the relationship between history and fiction.
Class 11 Historical men ④ ―Think about samurai's view on life and death.(2) To think about what seppuku is.
Class 12 Historical men ⑤ ―View of life and death of people in early modern times. To understand the actual condition of punishment.
Class 13 Historical men ⑥ ―Truth of samurai To explore the actual situations of samurai.
Class 14 Historical men ⑦ ―What is "Bushido"? To read Bushido by Nitobe Inazo.
Class 15 Summary. To think about a man’s life terms of history.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Student course scores are based on final exams(70%)and short reports(30%).

Related courses

  • LAH.H105 : History A
  • LAH.H305 : History C
  • LAH.S414 : Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences14:History

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

No prerequisites.

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