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ART200BC(芸術学 / Art studies 200)
Special Study of Japanese Literary Arts (11) B


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Faculty/Graduate school Faculty of Letters
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Year 2023
Class code A2694
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Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 木2/Thu.2
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷
Classroom name 市Y‐Y605
Grade 1~4
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) 2~4
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)

Outline: This is an undergraduate-level lecture giving an overview of Japanese music from the ancient to early medieval period, while interpreting the depiction of music in classical literary works. In the autumn semester, we center on the relationship between song and music by learning about waka, saibara, rōei, and so on. We analyze the function of the words sung to the melody and the spread of the image caused by change in the lyrics, and think about the diverse and multilayered nature of song.

Goals: By the end of the course, students should have deepened their understanding of the following:
- The basics of ancient and medieval Japanese music history.
- The depiction of music in classical literary works.
- The literary and musical characteristics of ancient Japanese uta songs.
- The multilayered relationship between melody and lyrics.

Learning activities outside of classroom: Before/after each class meeting, students will be expected to spend four hours to understand the course content.

Grading Criteria/Policies: In accordance with the above goals, the following two elements will be graded:
- Subtasks (60%).
- Final report (40%).

Default language used in class

日本語 / Japanese