2020 History A

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Humanities and social science courses
Fukutome Maki 
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Course description and aims

This course is an introduction to "history."
To understand different perspectives on "history."

Student learning outcomes

1)To understand what kind of study is "history."
2)To find fun in study "history."


history, museum, history of Sengoku, modern history, practicality

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow


Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 You will learn how to study history. To understand "How to study history."
Class 2 A study of history at the museum. To understand different ways of studying history at the museum.
Class 3 Museums and History. To think about the relationship between museums and history.
Class 4 The history of the Sengoku era and that of the modern era. To think about the use of the history of the Sengoku era in modern Japan.
Class 5 Historical studies and contemporary social problems. To think about an "aging society."
Class 6 History as a practical science. To think of history from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Class 7 What is "History"? Summary. To think about what kind of study is "history".

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


none required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

1)Yamamoto, Hirofumi. The technique to understand history. Tokyo: Sintyosha. ISBN:978-4106105418(Japanese)
2)Yamamoto, Hirofumi. Learning History. Tokyo: PHP Institute Office. ISBN:978-4569836775(Japanese)
3)Course materials will be provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Student course scores are based on final reports (60%)and short reports(40%).

Related courses

  • History B
  • 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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