IMAP Department of Philosophy

(Credit 2)
専攻必修科目
Intended Year: Required class for first-year MA students in the IMAP program; non-IMAP students are welcome to join
Intended School:
Japan: A History to 1600
Japan: A History to 1600
Sub Title  Japan's History from the Beginnings to 1912
Sven KRAMER
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2018 FallTerm
weekly Wed3
Ito B-105 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
Course Overview This course will examine Japan’s past from its origins in prehistory to the end of the Meiji Era in 1912 and will provide a chronological overview of select political, social, economic, and cultural developments taking place in the archipelago. Themes of focus include state formation, the development of the ritsuryō system, the rise of the warrior class, the development and rule of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and Japan’s transformation from an agrarian state to an industrialized Western-style empire in the late 19th century.
Primary sources will be used to develop a range of historical skills; students will learn how to critically assess these documents in context and to understand the nature and foundations of historians’ arguments and interpretations.
Keywords : history, historiography, primary sources
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Course Handouts : Handouts will be made available via Dropbox

Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 October 3 - Introduction Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
2 October 17 - Geography and Periodization Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
3 October 24 – Prehistory of Japan: Jōmon, Yayoi, and Kofun Periods Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
4 October 31 – State Formation Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
5 November 7 – The Nara Period Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
6 November 14 – The Heian Period Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
7 November 21 – The Kamakura Period Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
8 November 28 – The Muromachi Period Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
9 December 14 (FRI) – The Sengoku Period Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
10 December 19 – The Tokugawa Period Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
11 January 9 – The Tokugawa Period Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
12 January 16 – The Bakumatsu Period Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
13 January 23 – The Meiji Period Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
14 January 30 – The Meiji Period Lecture and discussion See readings and assignments in syllabus
15 February 6 – Final Exam Exam

Suggestion for success (Specific) : Students are requested to attend all classes, to arrive to class on time, and to complete all assigned readings and homework in timely fashion. If there are unforeseen emergencies, please inform the instructor at the earliest opportunity. It is essential to take notes at every lecture and during discussions and to review the content frequently.
Study Consultation (Office Hours) : Wednesdays directly after class or by appointment.
Course Objectives
かなり優れている 優れている 及第である 一層の努力が必要
MP_B2-c [問題解決能力]
Students will be instructed in methodologies for using reference resources and modern commentaries, and for utilizing textual evidence of various kinds to solve problems related to the reading and interpretation of premodern texts.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the exam is evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the exam is evaluated as "good." SAT/PASS LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the exam is evaluated as "average and satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the exam falls below satisfactory; more effort and application are required to pass.
MP_A-c [研究史と方法論の説明]
Students will be instructed in methodologies for research in history and historiography; they will learn to analyze primary sources and will become familiar with secondary scholarship on selected themes.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the exam is evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the exam is evaluated as "good." SAT/PASS LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the exam is evaluated as "average and satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the exam falls below satisfactory; more effort and application are required to pass.
MP_B1-a [一次資料の読解]
There will be a limited amount of primary source readings. Students will learn the basics of grammar and syntax and acquire the fundamentals of premodern orthography, vocabulary, and rhetoric.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the exam is evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the exam is evaluated as "good." SAT/PASS LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the exam is evaluated as "average and satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the exam falls below satisfactory; more effort and application are required to pass.
GPA Evaluation
A B C D F
授業を通じて、総じて「かなり優れている」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、概ね「優れている」を超える活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「及第する」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、総じて「及第する」には達しないものの、それに近い活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「一層の努力が必要」の活動にとどまった。
Evaluation
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Evaluation Method
MP_B2-c
[問題解決能力]
MP_A-c
[研究史と方法論の説明]
MP_B1-a
[一次資料の読解]
Grading Percentage, Disqualification etc.
In-class contribution 15%
Presentation 35%
Final Exam 25%
Homework 25%

Additional Information regarding Evaluation Method : Students will be asked to be active participants in class discussions and submit every homework and short presentation on reading assignments in a timely fashion.
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