6940001European History (Seminars)

Numbering Code G-LET26 76940 SJ38 Year/Term 2021 ・ Year-round
Number of Credits 4 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Fri.5
Instructor name FUJII TAKASHI (Graduate School of Letters Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This seminar aims to provide students with the ability of independently conducting research on Greek, Hellenistic and Roman history. Students will be required to analyse primary sources and secondary literature, which will lead to the fuller understanding of important historical events and topics, and the essential subjects of scholarly discussion. Students will also promote their research communication competence in oral and writing, and acquire the proficiency of exchanging ideas with peer-students/ researchers.
Course Goals - Understanding important historical events and topics, and the essential subjects of scholarly discussion.

- Acquiring the ability of independent research, and making advance in research for the BA/MA/PhD thesis.
Schedule and Contents The theme of this year's seminar is the political system and the provincial government of the Roman Empire in the late Republican and early Imperial periods.

- Introduction (1 class)
Explanation of the purposes of this seminar, and introduction of participants.

- Reading textbooks (10 classes)
A. Lintott (1993) Imperium Romanum: Politics and Administration, combined with T. Yoshimura (1997) The Ancient Roman Empire (in Japanese).

- Reading primary sources and papers (10 classes)
Primary sources related to the topic (e.g. Cicero's "Against Verres"), and papers on specific topics (e.g. Greek city-states in Sicily).

- Students' works-in-progress (7 classes)

- Conclusion and Feedback (2 classes)
Evaluation Methods and Policy Students are evaluated based on their presentations and contributions to discussion in class.
Course Requirements This seminar is for undergraduate and graduate students at the Department of European History.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are required to work on the reading materials mentioned above.