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LIT200BC(文学 / Literature 200)
Theory of Literary Expression B


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Faculty/Graduate school Faculty of Letters
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Year 2022
Class code A2447
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Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 火2/Tue.2
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷
Classroom name 各学部・研究科等の時間割等で確認
Grade 2~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Category 日本文学科
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Outline (in English)

<Course Outline> Students will come to understand the difficulty of writing what they know well precisely and the limitations on the content if they do so, and experience the freedom of writing what they don't know about, while incorporating fictional elements. With an understanding of the differences between writing about what they know and what they don't know, they will be able to explore their own subject matter deeply, and come to a realization as to what they really want to write as fiction.
<Learning Objectives> Students should first write about things with content that they do not know much about, as if they were writing only about things that they know well. Secondly, by doing so they learn that otherwise it is not possible to write in a way that clearly communicates content to others, and that some things are easier to write than others. With these goals in mind, they will deepen their understanding of the freedom of fiction, with reference to historical examples of successful novels.
<Learning Activities Outside of the Classroom> Guidance will be given as necessary, but as a general rule students prepare and give a presentation on the topic of their writing before moving on to its actual creation. Standard preparation and review for this class will take two hours each.
<Grading Criteria/Policy> During the semester students submit four examples of creative writing more than 800 Japanese characters in length. They are then given opportunities to critically review each other’s creations. Grading takes into account the creative works themselves (50%) and a comprehensive appraisal of individual students’ stance toward literary creation (50%).

Default language used in class

日本語 / Japanese