5746001 Aesthetics and Art History

Numbering Code U-LET09 35746 SJ34 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Fri.4
Instructor name NEDACHI KENSUKE (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
HIRAKAWA KAYO (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
SUGIYAMA TAKASHI (Graduate School of Letters Associate Professor)
TSUTSUI Tadahito (Graduate School of Letters Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course In preparation for writing graduation theses, this course will aim to have all members give oral presentations on issues in aesthetics and art history in order to help progress their research.
Course Goals ・Set research topics based on one's own awareness of the issues, grasp related research trends, and accurately and critically understand previous studies.
・Acquire the capacity to handle the research topic one has set based on previous studies and using new observations. Acquire the skills needed to write a thesis, by executing a study, including the logic needed for examining a topic, organization, and written expression.
Schedule and Contents Each student will set a research topic in view of their graduation thesis, and, based on the drafts they write, will give presentations for a set window of time (about 20-40 minutes). Students will devise their own presentation methods using visual materials, such as PowerPoint or showing video materials, etc., as needed. After the presentation, all students will participate in a discussion and share their awareness of the issue. At the beginning of the semester, we will separate into seminars on Japanese and Asian art history, Western art history, and aesthetics, according to the interests of each student. Students should therefore decide on their general field of study at the beginning.

Week 1: Guidance: Establishing a Research Topic
Weeks 2-14: Research Presentations and Discussions
Week 15: Feedback: Future Topics
Evaluation Methods and Policy Assessments will be made based on research presentations and the degree of participation in discussions. Assessments of research presentations will be based on level of achievement regarding the learning goals.

・As a general rule, attendance at all seminar sessions is mandatory.
・High marks will be given to remarkable work that shows careful preparation, clear analysis of the works, precise discourse, and independent, creative thoughts.
Course Requirements All regular students enrolled in the aesthetics and art history specialization must attend this seminar.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Because this is an important seminar for building the foundations of each student's research, students should decide on a topic as early as possible and advance their research, while always keeping in mind their awareness of the issues, in order to give complete research presentations. They should also always strive to have opportunities to come into direct contact with related works of art.
Textbooks Textbooks/References None
References, etc. Other; students should obtain the prior studies and reference books they will need as early as possible, depending on the question they are posing, and strive to execute their study appropriately.
Courses delivered by Instructors with Practical Work Experience 分類:

A course with practical content delivered by instructors with practical work experience

Details of Instructors’ Practical Work Experience:

Prof. Kensuke Nedachi, Associate Prof. Tadahito Tsutsui; Agency for Cultural Affairs, 11, 8 years

Details of Practical Classes Delivered:

The seminar offers methods of analyzing artworks, based on professors' practical experiences.
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