Class code A6400,A6401
Year 2020
Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Term 春学期授業/Spring
Credit(s) 4
Day/Period 金4/Fri.4,金5/Fri.5
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Grade 3~4
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Notes 成績優秀者の他学部科目履修制度で履修する学生:授業開始前に事前面談要
A6400, A6401はセットで受講すること
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】
Study in this seminar is interdisciplinary. Literature, society, and culture are directly or indirectly associated with each other. Culture is about the way of living for a particular group of people or society, including their ideas, customs and social behavior. Politics and economy in society affect culture very much, and vice versa. Britain is ‘a foreign country - they do things differently,’ so comparison will be made between two cultures, British and Japanese. Cultural issues in Britain concerning nation, migration, globalisation, family, religion, gender, ethnicity, class, and so on always become more political and controversial because of the plurality of their identities. Bearing these in mind, students will understand Britain in human terms, read modern literary works closely by referring to critical terms and theories, and cultivate an appreciation for literature. Students will read literary works, study modern British culture, conduct research, and write an essay.

【到達目標 / Goal】
Students will (1) further knowledge of the developments of society and culture in Britain after the 1980s, (2) learn how to read and appreciate literature in English, and (3) improve research and writing skills.

【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.)
The seminar consists of lectures, students’ presentations and discussion. Students are required to read the materials, make preparations for class, and deliver PowerPoint presentations both on the assignments and his/her essays in progress. Students will continue to research into a topic he/she chooses and complete an essay at the end of the academic year.

【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】
あり / Yes

【授業計画 / Schedule】

回 / No. テーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 Introduction Course overview
2 Britain after the 1980s
Reading Literature
Students' presentations, inquiries and discussion
3 Country and People 1
Reading Literature
Students' presentations, inquiries and discussion
4 Country and People 2
Reading Literature
Students' presentations, inquiries and discussion
5 Religion
Reading Literature
Students' presentations, inquiries and discussion
6 Politics
Reading Literature
Students' presentations, inquiries and discussion
7 Government and Regions
Reading Literature
Students' Presentations, inquiries and discussion
8 Economy
Reading Literature
Students' presentations, inquiries and discussion
9 Class
Reading Literature
Students' presentations, inquiries and discussion
10 Welfare
Reading Literature
Students' presentations, inquiries and discussion
11 Education
Reading Literature
Students' presentations, inquiries and discussion
12 Family
Reading Literature
Students' presentations, inquiries and discussion
13 Media
Reading Literature
Students' presentations, inquiries and discussion
14 Course Review
Reading Literature
Course review,
students' inquiries, and discussion

【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 complete assignments as instructed and prepare for class. Continue to research into his/her topic and write an essay. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
Christopher, David. (2015). British Culture: An Introduction (3rd. edn.). London: Routledge.
Another textbook and reading materials will be specified at the beginning of the seminar.

【参考書 / References】
Higgins, Michael, Clarissa Smith and John Storey. (eds.) (2010). The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture. Cambridge: CUP.
Abercrombie, Nicholas and Alan Warde. (2000). Contemporary British Society (3rd edn.). Cambridge: Polity Press.
Oakland, John. (2016). British Civilization: An Introduction (8th edn.). London: Routledge.
Stevenson, R. (2004). The Oxford English Literary History Series, v.12. 1960-2000: The Last of England?. Oxford: OUP.
Davies, Alistair and Alan Sinfield. (eds.) (2000). British Culture of the Postwar: An Introduction to Literature and Society 1945-1999. London: Routledge.
Childs, Peter and Mike Storry. (eds.) (1999). Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture. Abingdon: Routledge.
For detailed timeline in Britain 1947-2005 : http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/timeline/present_timeline_noflash.shtml

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

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
More time will be given for class discussion.

【Prerequisite】
Students should have completed Introduction to English Literature , UK: Society and People and Contemporary British Culture. If you haven't, contact the instructor.