Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8219040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 日本建築史
Subject Name
Subject Name in
History of Japanese Architecture
ミズタ ススム
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds1-2,Thur3-4:ENG 104
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Architecture
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Program of Architecture and Building Engineering
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Understanding on development of human recourses who can contribute to human happiness.  (Being able to explain domestic and global issues, and to express their opinions.  Learning liberal arts for social science to find a direction from a global point of view)
(Abilities and Skills)
・Understanding on cultivation of expert knowledge and ability for architecture and building engineering.  ((1) General and basic knowledge and ability  a) Basic knowledge and ability for architectural design and planning) 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course will aim at the following points.
1) Understanding styles and structures of Japanese traditional architecture
2) Understanding spatial compositions of Japanese traditional architecture
3) Understanding urban developments in Japan
Class Schedule lesson1 Pre-historic age
lesson2 Ancient: Buddhist temples (I)
lesson3 Ancient: Buddhist temples (II)
lesson4 Ancient: Shinto shrines
lesson5 Ancient: Capitals and palaces
lesson6 Medieval: Buddhist temples (I)
lesson7 Medieval: Buddhist temples (II)/ Shito shrines
lesson8 Medieval: Residential buildings
lesson9 Midterm assessment
lesson10 Early-modern: Castles and castle-towns
lesson11 Early-modern: Mausoleums and tea-rooms
lesson12 Early-modern: Farmhouses and townhouses
lesson13 Modern: Introduction of Western architecture
lesson14 Modern: Development of Western architecture
lesson15 Modern: Development of Modern architecture

Midterm assessment, Final assessment, Report 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbooks and Powepoint presentation 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Being interested in books, magazines and newspaper articles in relation to Japanese traditional architecture. Looking at Japanese traditional architecture in temples, shrines, farmhouses and townhouses. 
Grading Method Midterm assessment, Final assessment, Report
Final assessment will cover everything in the course (1. Pre-historic age - 15. Contemporary architecture).
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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