Samurai (F11)

Jonathan Dresner
Office: Russ Hall 406F
Office Hours: MWF 11-12, 1-2; TuTh 9-11
235-4315

Administrative Deadlines and Instructional Holidays are in Italics

Assignments and Tests are in Bold

A more complete version of this schedule can be found on the course website.

Tu (8/23) First Day of Classes
Th (8/25) “Goseibai Shikimoku, 1232” Lu, pp. 109-116
“Asakura House Law,” Lu, pp. 175-178
Student Information Form Due By Email
8/29 Last day to enroll or add without instructor permission.
Last day for online enrollment.
Tu (8/30) Map Quiz
Ikegami, Chapters 2, 3
Th (9/1) Ikegami, Chapter 4, 5, 6
Tu (9/6) Last Day to drop without ‘W’
Ikegami, Chapter 7, 8
Th (9/8) Ikegami, Chapter 10, 11, 12
Tu (9/13) Ikegami, Chapter 14, 15
Article Selections Due
Th (9/15) Instructor Absent
9/26 Last day for half tuition refund
Tu (9/20) “The Tale of the Heike,” 22-147
Th (9/22) “The Tale of the Heike,” 147-262
Historical Scrolls: Heiji Scroll
Tu (9/27) Catch-up/Review/Movie
Historical Scrolls: Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions
Th (9/29) Rosh Hashanah (Instructor Absent)
Tu (10/4) Finish movie, discuss article assignments
Th (10/6) Article Presentations
Tu (10/11) Article Presentations
Article Review Due
Th (10/13) Conlan, Chapter 1
10/17 Midsemester D/F Grades Due
Tu (10/18) Conlan, Chapter 2, 3
Th (10/20) Fall Break
Tu (10/25) Conlan, Chapters 4, 5
Th (10/27) Conlan, Chapters 6, 7, 8
10/28 Last day to apply for December graduation
Tu (11/1) “Laws of Military Households (Buke Shohatto)” Sources, pp. 335-338
Kumazawa Banzan, “The Model Samurai,” etc., Sources, pp. 387-392
Yamaga Sokō, “The way of the Samurai,” Sources, pp. 398-400
Bito, “The Akō Incident, 1701-1703” Monumenta Nipponica (2003:2)
Book Selections Due
Th (11/3) Chushingura, all.
Resource: Cast and Scenes
11/7 Last day to drop single course.
Tu (11/8) Women of the Mito Domain, 148-end
Th (11/10) Women of the Mito Domain, to 145
Tu (11/15) Ravina, Chapters 1 and 2
My review of “The Last Samurai” at HNN
Th (11/17) Ravina, Chapters 3 and 4
Tu (11/22) Ravina, Chapters 5 and 6
Th (11/24) Thanksgiving Holiday
Tu (11/29) Movie: “Twilight Samurai” part one
Th (12/1) Movie: “Twilight Samurai” part two (Instructor absent)
Tu (12/6) Book Presentations
Th (12/8) Last day to withdraw from entire term.
Book Presentations
Book Review Due
12/13 Final Exam Essays Due 3pm

 

Undergraduate Grade Distribution

Geography Quiz 5%
Attendance, Preparation and Participation 20%
Article Review and Presentation 20%
Book Review and Presentation 25%
Final Exam Essays 30%

Graduate Student Grade Distribution

Attendance, Preparation and Participation 20%
Article Review and Presentation (2) 15%
Book Review and Presentation (2) 30%
Graduate Student Presentation and Essay 15%
Final Exam Essays 20%

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