Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQH50002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 意味の世界 I
Subject Name
イミノセカイ I
Subject Name in
Wonder of Meaning I
マチダ アキラ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon3-4:IAS K314
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture-oriented sytle 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students 2nd-Year
Keywords Linguistics, Semantics, Categorization,, Polysemy, Context, and Metaphor. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The abilities and skills to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, and to deliver presentations at a seminar or research meetings, and to answer questions.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The general ability to discover issues based on the ethics in research and subjective intellectual interests, and make planning to solve them.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, deliver presentations at seminars or research meetings, and explain it in an easy way so that people in different cultures and areas of specialization understand.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to think in an interdisciplinary way to discover issues based on ethical research practices and subjective intellectual interests, and propose a plan to solve them. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Aims of this course are to recognize the wonder of language and to understand how difficutl it is to describe the meanings of expressions. Students will learn to analyse some examples of Japanese or English expressions from semantic points of view. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Semantics as a subfield of Linguistics
lesson2 What is meaning?
lesson3 Meaning and Context
lesson4 Meanings of a word
lesson5 Categorization
lesson6 Metaphor and Metonymy
lesson7 Semantic structure of Polysemy
lesson8 Consolidation and Final exam

Final examination 
Handouts will be provided. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts and audio-visual equipment will be used in class. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Look and listen carefully to daily expressions around you. and analyze them using the tools  learned in this class. 
Grading Method Participation (30%), Final Examination (70%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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