Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC314805 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 古代国語文化演習A(国語学分野)
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Seminar of Japanese Language Culture A(Japannese Philology)
ササキ イサム
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Weds3-4:EDU L104
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students Refer to "Notices and terms when taking the course"
Keywords Japanese language, Essays in Idleness, Shotetsu-Hon, Ancient documents
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Secondary School Japanese Language Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・To be able to critically analyze and examine the research on the contents of secondary Japanese language education.
・Being able to consider of the relationship between "Language" and culture, and human and society and explore what Japanese language eduation in the secondary education ought to be. 
Class Objectives
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" The purpose of this course is to read old literature to learn techniques of exploring ancient Japanese language culture. In the process of it, through exercise work of considering pronunciation of words, meaning of words and the roles in the text, we aim to find issues of Japanese language studies and do research on them.
Also, to read old literature, we utilize old dictionaries.(Those old dictionaries are always referred when compiling current dictionaries of Japanese language and archaic words. To have knowledge of those dictionaries is included in essential expertise as a teacher of secondary education.) "
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction

lesson2 Exercise demonstration by the academic supervisor (1)

lesson3 Exercise demonstration by the academic supervisor (2)

lesson4 Exercise presentation ・Debate by students (1)

lesson5 Exercise presentation ・Debate by students (2)

lesson6 Exercise presentation ・Debate by students (3)

lesson7 Exercise presentation ・Debate by students (4)

lesson8 Exercise presentation ・Debate by students (5)

lesson9 Exercise presentation ・Debate by students (6)

lesson10 Exercise presentation ・Debate by students (7)

lesson11 Exercise presentation ・Debate by students (8)

lesson12 Exercise presentation ・Debate by students (9)

lesson13 Exercise presentation ・Debate by students (10)

lesson14 Exercise presentation ・Debate by students (11)

lesson15 Summary

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"Read the oldest manuscript in existence of ""Essays in Idleness 『徒然草』,"" which is always used as a teaching material in secondary education, by Shoutetsu (正徹本), while comparing to other relevant books.
On this occasion, learn how to do research on classical languages with old dictionaries and old literature in the ages of cloister government and Kamakura."
"Exercise-oriented, Student presentation
Textbook: 笠間文庫影印シリーズ 正徹自筆本 徒然草 上・下
Reference book: 古辞書・古文献の影印本,『徒然草』の注釈書(多数)など"
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
"Consult with TA and a person in charge of lessons actively.
And utilize the publications relevant to the class placed in the Course Reserve Section in the Central Library.  (Do not forget to mark on the users' list of users.)"
Requirements Limited to take History of Japanese Language Culture A (History of Japanese Literature). For students entered after 2010 (H22) Limited to register major or sub-major program of Junior Education Science (Japanese Language).
Grading Method " The following are evaluated comprehensively. (B. Intellectual ability and skills 06, C. Practical ability and skills 02)
 1. Exercise presentation 2. Asking questions in exercises (Required to ask at least 1 question out of 15 lessons, otherwise you will fail) 3. Assignment 4. Attendance (Not more than 4 day absences, otherwise you will fail)"
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This course is seminars; therefore the focus of this course is the preparation and presentation. The presenter should exercise ingenuity to make his/her thoughts understood. Listeners should necessarily ask questions. The next presenter should preside at the presentation.  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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