Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ32101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 英米社会論(歴史)
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British and American Society (History)
ウチヤマ ナオコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues5-8:IAS K111
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture and seminar.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : History
Eligible Students
Keywords United States of America; United Kingdom; reception; art history; public monument; identity 
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Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course examines sculpture in modern society from the standpoint of art history. We will pay particular attention to public monuments, whose visibility and relationship with power often provoke criticism, and consider their changing reception throughout history as well as at the points of production and initial exhibition. This course outlines the major issues surrounding public monuments in contemporary society; students are encouraged to think critically on their own about the significance of this matter in the modern world.

- To understand the role of public monuments in Western society and their treatment in the field of art history.
- To critically participate in the contemporary discussion about art in society. 
Class Schedule Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: Examining ‘Sculpture’
Session 3: Sculptures in Western Society 1
Session 4: Sculptures in Western Society 2
Session 5: Sculptures in Western Society 3
Session 6: Sculptures in Western Society 4
Session 7: Case Study 1
Session 8: Case Study 2
Session 9: Case Study 3
Session 10: Case Study 4
Session 11: Black Lives Matter Movement and Artists’ Responses 1
Session 12: Black Lives Matter Movement and Artists’ Responses 2
Session 13: Research Presentation 1
Session 14: Research Presentation 2
Session 15: Conclusion

You will be required to submit an essay at the end of the term.

The schedule above may be modified according to the number of students and their interests. 
This course will not use a textbook. References and reading guides will be provided during lectures. 
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(More Details) We will use PowerPoint to show visual images in class. 
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Preparation and
It is strongly recommended that you follow up on the references that are given during the lecture and seek additional reading material on a theme you find interesting. You will be required to present your research during sessions 13 and 14, so please select your topic early and plan your reading accordingly. 
Grading Method Class participation and an end-of-term essay. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Anyone who wishes to critically explore the topic of sculptures in public spaces is welcome. The lecture will be conducted in Japanese, while reading materials may include works written in English as well as Japanese. You may take this class regardless of your prior knowledge of the history of art or public monuments. Questions and feedback are welcome and may be presented to me either during or outside of class. 
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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