Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code BN519201 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name ドイツ文学理論演習
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Seminar on literary theory in German studies
フルカワ マサフミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Weds3-4:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Seminar style, Presentaition of students, Discussion 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Literature
Eligible Students 3 Year, Winter Semester
Keywords German literature, Literary theory, Narrative analysis 
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
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquisition of research methods related to British and American, German, and French literatures and languages, and other languages 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The purpose of this seminar is to leran important theories and methods necessary for the study of German literary texts.  
Class Schedule The seminar consists of 2 parts.
(1) Narrative analysis 
(2) Literary theories
In the first half of the course we learn No. (1), in the second half No. (2). We use a German textbook.
1 Introduction
2-8  Narrative analysis
9-15 Literary theories

Students should write a paper at the end of the semester.   
Stefan Neuhaus, Grundriss der Literaturwissenschaft, 2. Afl., A. Francke Verlag, 2005.
Several parts of this book will be provided as photocopies.
Ralf Suda, Franz Kafka: Kurze Prosa/Erzaehlungen 16 Interpretationen. Klett, 2011
Other materials will be provided in class.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Photocopies mentioned above and literary materials. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Preparation for each lesson is necessary. 
Grading Method Assessed primarily on active participation 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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