Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code ASA28001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name フランス文明論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
French Civilization
ヒラテ トモヒコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Tues9-10:IAS A506
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Cultural Studies
Eligible Students  
Keywords France, culture, social history, literature, Japanese people 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Culture-related basic subject 
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of "Japanese and Japanese culture"  and "foreign languages and foreign culture" which are prerequisite abilities for communication with peoples in different culture and areas.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to conduct research proactively by combining knowledge,  understanding, and skills for the tasks, based on flexible creativity and imagination. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In this course, we will discuss various cultural representations in modern France from the perspectives of French culture experienced by Japanese people and will identify various characteristics of French culture. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction of Class Objectives and Reference Books
Lesson 2: About Culture and Civilization
Lesson 3: French Experience of Japanese People 1 “The Stranger” (Tsuguharu Foujita, Painter)
Lesson 4: French Experience of Japanese People 2 “Experience” (Arimasa Mori, Philosopher)
Lesson 5: French Experience of Japanese People 3 “Hybrid Culture” (Shuichi Kato, Critic)
Lesson 6: Japan and France
Lesson 7: Architecture as Culture
Lesson 8: City as Culture
Lesson 9: France before the Revolution
Lesson 10: France after the Revolution
Lesson 11: Colonialism
Lesson 12: Immigration Policy in France
Lesson 13: Commonwealth Principles and Integration
Lesson 14: Multi-ethnicity and Multilingualism
Lesson 15: What is French Culture?
Each class is scheduled as above, but the content may change in consideration of circumstances of the moment in France. Moreover, students are required to make a presentation based on a topic covered in class. 
A list of reference books and detailed information on the books will be presented at the beginning of the first class. 
PC or AV used in
Handouts and audio-visual materials 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Suggestions on preparation and review will be provided in class as necessary. 
Requirements Students are required to have proficiency in French equivalent to having taken the Basic French course. 
Grading Method Evaluation is made on the basis of papers (approximately 70%) and students’ comments in class (approximately 30%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Students are encouraged to actively participate in class discussion and make suggestions or comments at any time.

Other This English syllabus was translated from the Japanese version by the department. 
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