S2: History of Liberal Arts S2: リベラルアーツの歴史

Course Description

ICU is well known as the pioneer liberal arts university in Japan. But what is meant by the liberal arts?This course will introduce students to the history and present-day implications and significance of a liberal arts education. Beginning with Socrates, the course will trace the evolution of liberal learning (as a distinctive approach to education) through the European middle ages up to the present day. (This course is to be offered for three years starting from AY2013 in commemoration of ICU”s 60th Anniversary.)

ICUは日本のリベラルアーツのパイオニアとして有名だが、そもそもリベラルアーツとは何だろうか?このクラスはリベラルアーツの歴史とその現代的意義について、中世ヨーロッパから現代に至る世界史的な視野から考察する。(この科目はICU献学60周年を記念して2013年度から3年間開講予定)

Contents of Lectures 18 Lectures / 4 Videos

Sep 07 Lecture01 Introduction: What is Liberal Arts?

Bibliography

Martha Nussbaum, Cultivating Humanity: Introduction / Chapter 1 File


Related Links

“Humanities under attack” Japan Times, Aug 23, 2015

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/08/23/commentary/japan-commentary/humanities-attack/#.Ve1Bv0vlPnb

“Abe’s ill-conceived university policy,” Japan Times, June 30, 2015

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/06/30/editorials/abes-ill-conceived-university-policy/#.Ve1EEEvlPnY

“Subsidies used as carrot to prod national universities to streamline, ditch humanities,” Japan Times, June 25, 2015

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/06/25/national/subsidies-used-carrot-prod-national-universities-streamline-ditch-humanities/#.Ve1E6kvlPnZ

Should SEALDs student activists worry about not getting hired?

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2015/08/30/issues/sealds-student-activists-worry-not-getting-hired/#.Vtjob0KLSHt

Sep 10 Lecture02 Why Liberal Arts Now?

Bibliography

Martha Nussbaum, Cultivating Humanity: Introduction / Chapter 1 File


Related Links

“Humanities under attack” Japan Times, Aug 23, 2015

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/08/23/commentary/japan-commentary/humanities-attack/#.Ve1Bv0vlPnb

“Abe’s ill-conceived university policy,” Japan Times, June 30, 2015

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/06/30/editorials/abes-ill-conceived-university-policy/#.Ve1EEEvlPnY

“Subsidies used as carrot to prod national universities to streamline, ditch humanities,” Japan Times, June 25, 2015

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/06/25/national/subsidies-used-carrot-prod-national-universities-streamline-ditch-humanities/#.Ve1E6kvlPnZ

Should SEALDs student activists worry about not getting hired?

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2015/08/30/issues/sealds-student-activists-worry-not-getting-hired/#.Vtjob0KLSHt

Sep 14 Lecture03 The Socratic Tradition

Sep 17 Lecture04 Greek Drama as an Educational Medium

Sep 21 Holiday (Seven Liberal Arts lecture moved to September 28)

Sep 24 Lecture05 Liberal Arts Exercise 1: Religious Literacy and the Liberal Arts

Sep 28 Lecture06 The Seven Liberal Arts / Medieval University / Oxford U

Oct 01 Lecture07 Harvard University: Liberal Arts come to America

Oct 05 Lecture08 Liberal Arts Exercise 2: Harry R. Lewis, “The Internet: an Hieronymus Boch,” Harvard Sampler, Chapter 3. 57-90.

Oct 08 Lecture10 Free Speech Issues: Japan and the United States

Oct 12 Lecture09 The Liberal Arts come to Japan (Fukuzawa Yukichi and Natsume Soseki)

Oct 15 Lecture10 The Small Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States (mini discussion session: see assignment below)

Oct 19 Lecture11 Liberalism in Education in the Taisho Perod

Oct 22 Lecture12 Visit to Exhibition on Diffendorfer and Troyer in ICU Library (ICU Historical Archives Room) and then to Yuasa Memorial Museum

Oct 26 Lecture14 The founding of ICU in Postwar Japan– Yuasa Hachiro and the importance of Liberal Arts

Oct 29 Lecture15 Liberal Arts Exercise 3: Human Rights and the Liberal Arts

Nov 02 Lecture16 How to integrate Human Rights into a Liberal Arts Curriculum

Nov 05 Lecture17 The Future of Christian University in Japan

( 60th Anniversary Project : special lecture by Umetsu Junichi, Chancellor, Aoyama University)

Nov 09 Lecture18 Socrates Revisited: Liberal Arts for the 21st Century

Instructor: STEELE‚ M. William | Language of Instruction: E

Course ID: GES034 | Course Schedule: 4*/M, 4*/TH | Update: 2016.03.04

Fields of Relation: History 歴史学 Category: General Education