Class code A6210
Year 2020
Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Previous Class title
Attached documents
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Credit(s) 2
Day/Period 火3/Tue.3
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Grade 2~4
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 objective of this course is an introduction of the history of English Studies in Japan in relation to culture,politics and society.

【到達目標 / Goal】
This course will introduce (1) why and how the Japanese have learned English in several historical case studies, and (2) how Japan and the English-speaking world have come to share common values, ideas, and thoughts. (3) While the Japanese forerunners' attitudes to, purposes, and methods of English studies are examined, students will rethink of and have his/her own reasoning and philosophy.

【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 1”, “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.)
Students will study how and why the Japanese has learned and used the English language, and measure the extent of the Anglo-American influence on Japan, since the first full encounter with the Western civilization in the middle of the nineteenth century. This course centres on the English language learning and education in this country, and covers topics such as diplomacy, imperialism, enlightenment, translation, nationalism, war, literature, globalisation, and so on. At the same time, it is necessary for students to explore why despite the thorough modernisation and westernisation on the surface Japan has not lost the identity, and remained independent at the bottom of our civilization.

【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 The course guidance
2 Encounters with Britain and America A survey of Japan from the arrival of Perry to globalisation
3 The Journal of Iwakura Embassy Japan in the age of imperialism and survival of the fittest
4 The Starting Point of English Studies in Japan From Dejima to Edo: from interpretation to academia
5 Fukuzawa Yukichi Western Civilization and the progressive thought
6 Natsume Soseki An archetype of the English teacher in Japan
7 English Studies and the War Nationalism, English and its education
8 Course Review
Mid-term examination
Course review,
students' inquiries, and discussion
written examination
9 English Studies and Films Post-war American society and culture in films
10 The Age of America and Japan From its hegemony in 1950s to Counterculture
11 Pros and Cons of the Anglo-American Way English and the left intellectuals in Japan
12 Controversy over English Education The grammar-translation method and the communicative method.
Students' presentation
13 Globalisation and English as a lingua franca The age of English and linguistic imperialism.
Student's presentation
14 Course Review
End-term Examination
Students' 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 will have to read or review the materials as instructed. 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】
Philip Seargeant (2009). The Idea of English in Japan: Ideology and the Evolution of a Global Language. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
Jeff Kingston (2011). Contemporary Japan: History, Politics, and Social Change since the 1980s. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Louis Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. trans. Käthe Roth. Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Alan Campbell and David S. Noble (eds) (1993). Japan Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha.
Sumio Kawakami (ed) (1988). Shiryo Eigaku-shi, v.1. part 1. Eigaku Kotohajime. (History of English Studies in Japan: A Sourcebook. The Dawn of English Studies). Tokyo: Taishukan.
Sumio Kawakami (ed) (1998). Shiryo Eigaku-shi, v.1. part 2. Bunmei-kaika to Eigaku. (History of English Studies in Japan: A Sourcebook. Civilization, Enlightenment, and English Studies). Tokyo: Taishukan.
Sumio Kawakami (ed) (1978). Shiryo Eigaku-shi, v.2. Eigo-kyoiku Ronso-shi (History of English Studies in Japan: A Sourcebook. History of Controversy over English Education). Tokyo: Taishukan.
Other materials will be introduced in class.

【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】
Not applicable.