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 WMJ60501 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 社会文化史
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Social Historiy of Culture
ヒラテ トモヒコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Thur7-8:IAS A601
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Cultural Studies
Eligible Students
Keywords European cultural history and publishing history 
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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
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We will examine the culture of the middle-western European continent (French / Italian-speaking areas) from the Middle Ages to the modern era, focusing on publishing history. For materials, we will use a variety of documents including literary works, diaries, travel accounts, trial records, sermons, and newspaper articles, examining them with a focus on the formation of the "individual" and the individual's relationship to the community. 
Class Schedule The content of each individual lecture cannot be shown, but lectures will be held primarily as shown below.
We will discuss the typography of western Europe around the Mediterranean Sea, and culture of books and status of books thereafter, as well as problems of text interpretation, using research of the Annales School and thereafter.
Details about the procedures and content for this course will be explained during the first lesson. 
This course is focused on lectures, but will also include interpreting historical documents and student presentations. Textbooks and reference documents will be explained in detail in class. 
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Students must prepare and review for class on their own. 
Grading Method Usual performance such as questions and responses in lecture. Students will write a simple summary of their impression on the last day of lecture. 
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Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other This English syllabus was translated from the Japanese version by the department. 
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