|教員氏名||Maria Lupas（マリア ルパス）|
Comparative Literature 比較文学
Women Writers, Education
We will read texts by influential women writers including 紫式部 (Murasaki Shikibu), 清少納言 (Sei Shônagon), Virginia Woolf, Helen Keller, Therese of Lisieux, and Mother Teresa. Students will learn to use library and internet sources to research about a topic. They will practice making presentations in groups about a class topic. In pre-seminar we will read short selections (a few pages) from each author and develop skills as active readers and researchers. In Seminar I and Seminar II, students will learn to find their own study topics. Students may do reports on the topics we studied in pre-seminar or on a topic of their choice after consulting with the teacher.
Students will practice reading, note-taking, and making presentations in English. These are useful skills for the workplace and for university studies. In addition, students will also write their graduation thesis (卒業論文) in English with support and feedback from the teacher. Writing in English is an accomplishment that students can be proud of in their future lives and careers. Writing a report in English is also good practice for writing reports on the job or in the university. Furthermore, students will look carefully at topics about education. Students are encouraged to work on projects that will benefit their own future and those of the people around us, particularly children.
Students who want to have a challenge and do a seminar in English might enjoy this class. There is no minimum English requirement, so inside the class students may have very different English language skills and abilities. Students who are interested in having the freedom to find their own topics to study might also enjoy this class. Students should be prepared to come to every class session, to study regularly on their own, to speak up in class, and to make mistakes and learn from them. Students wishing to focus specifically on linguistics, education, English and American literature, philosophy, religion, or history are advised to apply first to those seminars since this seminar will have a broader scope focusing on literature in many languages and using interdisciplinary approaches.