Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code BN200002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name ドイツ文学講義
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Lecture on German Literature
フルカワ マサフミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Fri1-4:LET B251
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture style,  discussions, presentations of students 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Literature
Eligible Students 2Year Students
Keywords German Literature 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
British, American, and European Languages and Literatures, and Linguistics
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Basic understanding of British and American, German, and French literatures, languages, thoughts, arts, and cultures, and other languages in the world 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The purpose of this lecture is to study important works from Goethe-Zeit to the biginning of the 20th century and to understand the diversity of German literature. 
Class Schedule The lecture will take up writers and works as follows.
We will deal with the following authors (works). which may be changed according to the wishes of the students. Students are expected to choose one or more of these and report on their research in class.

- Goethe, Die Leiden des jungen Werthers
- Fouque, Undine
- E.T.A. Hoffmanns works
- Buechner, Dantons Tod, etc.
- Kleist, Der zerbrochene Krug, etc.
- Hofmansthal, Ein Brief
- T. Manns works
- Hesses works
- Kafka, Die Verwandlung, etc.
- Brecht, Dreigroschenoper, etc.

Students should present a paper at the end of the term.

Every students should select one or two works and give a report (reports) in the class. 
"Doitsu Bungaku Annai"(ドイツ文学案内、岩波文庫). Other materials are instructed in the course.  
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(More Details) To be decided. 
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Preparation and
Students should read the above-mentioned works in advance. 
Grading Method Assested on the basis of active participation in class and a paper. 
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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