Class code A6102
Year 2020
Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Previous Class title
Attached documents
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Credit(s) 2
Day/Period 火5/Tue.5
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Grade 1~4
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Open Program
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Class taught by instructors with practical experience

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
The objectives are to introduce English literature in the historical context and provide a general knowledge of literature for foreign students.

【到達目標 / Goal】
Students will study facts and ideas of English literature, learn how to read literary works, and widen the cultural frame of reference around the English speaking world.

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (2020年度はオンライン授業の実施に伴い、変更の可能性があります。変更は学習支援システム等で提示します。/Method(s) may change depending on the online lesson.Changes will be reflected in the Learning Management System, etc.)
English Literature is a fuzzy and unfamiliar subject to most Japanese students. In this course, the approach to literature is traditional. Students will acquire basic knowledge of literary terms, works, authors, literary movements, and its history. Commentary will be made on various related aspects about Britain, including race, religion, region, society, political ideas, and so on, to help students have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the works. At the same time, students will consider how ideas about literature and its interpretations have changed in post-war Britain, which lost India, went through drastic shifts and changes, and became more multi-racial and multi-cultural. Reference will be made to the critical theories and the more controversial issues, such as post-colonialism, nations, globalisation, and ethnicity. Students will read literary works, see film adaptations, and have discussions.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】

回 / No. テーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 Introduction Course overview
2 English Literature for Students of the English Language Merits of learning English literature. How the English language is indebted to English literature.
3 History Timeline of English literature
4 Genre 1: Poetry The definition of poetry. How to read poems.
5 Genre 2: Play The differences between drama and other literary forms
6 Genre 3: Novel Novels, from realism to postmodernism
7 Course Review
Mid-term Examination
Course review,
student inquiries, and discussion
Written examination
8 Beowulf and Chaucer Two major undercurrents in English literature
9 Film Adaptations of English Literature An appreciation of literary works in British films
10 William Shakespeare His plays and their place in the history of literature
11 John Milton Puritanism and Paradise Lost
12 Romanticism and Literature in the Victorian Age Literature in the age of Industrial Revolution and imperialism
13 Literature in the 20th Century From T. S. Eliot to Salman Rushdie
14 Course Review
End-term Examination
Course review,
student inquiries, and discussion
Written examination

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students are expected to read materials as instructed and prepare for class. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
No textbooks will be used. Handouts and reading materials will be provided by the lecturer.

【参考書 / References】
Thornley, G. C. and G. Roberts. (1984). An Outline of English Literature. London: Longman.
Poplawski, Paul. (ed) (2008). English Literature in Context: From medieval to modern literature - an essential student resource. Cambridge: CUP.
Birch, Dinah. (ed) (2009).The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford: OUP.
Cuddon, J. A. (1999). Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. London: Penguin.
Eaglestone, Robert. (2009). Doing English: A Guide for Literature Students. London: Routledge.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Evaluation will be based on class participation (30%), a writing assignment (20%), and exams (50%). More than two unexcused absences will result in failure of the course.

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
Students will be encouraged to read literary works and find a favourite author.