Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Attached documents
Year 2023
Class code A6100
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 月2/Mon.2
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 市外濠‐S401
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)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Category (commenced 2024 onwards)
Category (commenced 2020-2023) 100-level Introductory Courses(入門)
Category (commenced 2016-2019) 100-level Introductory Courses
Arts and Literature

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
What is literature? What happens when we are reading a novel or studying a text? At its base, the study of literature is an ongoing conversation about these questions. This course prepares students to take part in that conversation by introducing the major concepts, tools, and theories of literary research. Students will broadly explore the historical issues that shape the field and cultivate an approach to critical reading that can be utilized in upper-level literature classes. In particular, this course will cover concepts of canonization, genre, close reading, and historical and comparative methodologies.

【到達目標 / Goal】
Students will gain an understanding of the basic methodologies and approaches of literature research. Students will also develop critical reading 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 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)】 (学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )
Classes will consist of lectures focused on specific concepts of literary theory and research followed by group discussions. Students will also utilize the methods we cover through reading and responding to selected texts. In-class feedback will be given for daily reaction papers and written assignments.

【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】
授業形態 / methods of teaching:対面/face to face

回 / No. 各回の授業形態予定 / methods of teachingテーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 オンライン/onlineIntroduction Introduction
2 対面/face to faceWhat is Literature? Canonization and changing definitions of literature
3 対面/face to faceReading for Authorial Intent Approaching literature as a message from the author
4 対面/face to faceReading for Historical Context Literature as an artifact of a historical moment
5 対面/face to faceReading for Cultural Context Literature as the representation of a specific culture
6 対面/face to faceReading for Comparison Comparative studies of literature
7 対面/face to faceReview and Midterm Examination A review of the content covered in the first half of the course
8 対面/face to faceStructuralism Structural approaches to literary interpretation
9 対面/face to facePoststructuralism Deconstructing the elements of a text
10 対面/face to faceCultural Studies Reading a text within social and political discourses
11 対面/face to faceWriting About Literature (1) The fundamentals of academic writing about literature
12 対面/face to faceWriting About Literature (2) Tools and techniques for writing
13 対面/face to faceWriting Workshop Students edit, revise, and workshop final papers
14 対面/face to faceFinal Synthesis A review of major concepts of the course

【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 required to complete all assigned readings and should come to each class prepared to ask questions and engage in discussion. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
Readings will be provided in class as handouts.

【参考書 / References】
Kusch, Celena. Literary Analysis: The Basics. Routledge, 2016.
Parker, Robert Dale. How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literature and Cultural Studies. Oxford University Press, 2018.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Class contribution (30%), quizzes (20%), midterm examination (25%), final essay (25%)

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】