Course title
R12316022
History of Housing and Interior Design

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Course description
This course is designed both for international students and for second-year and third-year Japanese students to broaden their knowledge of the history of housing and interior design. The course mainly deals with Japanese houses and domestic interiors from the eighteenth century to the present, from social and cultural perspectives including custom, identity, gendered spaces and class. It also provides comparative case studies of keeping and using old houses: Japanese kominka and English country houses to encourage students to have discussion.
Purpose of class
This course aims to provide an introduction to the history of housing and interior design, giving several important themes from the field. It also gives students opportunities to compare Japanese with other housing cultures from social and cultural perspectives.
Goals and objectives
  1. Students will learn a basic level of terms, methodology and sources used in the history of housing and interior design.
  2. Students will understand several important themes from the history of housing and interior design and compare Japanese with other housing cultures.
  3. Students will also conduct their own research and develop their ideas through class discussions.
Language
English
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction Reading materials will be distributed. 180minutes
2. England (1) English houses and furniture: from social and cultural perspectives Read assigned course material 180minutes
3. England (2) Gendered spaces, class and identity in 18th- and 19th- century English homes and domestic interiors Read assigned course material 180minutes
4. England (3) Using houses for centuries: repairs, maintenance and openness of country houses in 21st-century England Read assigned course material; Own research 180minutes
5. Students’ mid-term presentations about historical houses in their countries (1) Prepare a presentation 180minutes
6. Students’ mid-term presentations about historical houses in their countries (2) Prepare a presentation 180minutes
7. Japan (1) Japanese houses: from social and cultural perspectives Read assigned course material 180minutes
8. Japan (2) Furniture and domestic interiors in Edo period Read assigned course material 180minutes
9. Japan (3) Culture, custom and identity: the coexistence of Japanese and Western styles in Meiji period Read assigned course material; Own reserach and field work 180minutes
10. Japan (4) Dojunkai and danchi: the culture of apartment blocks in the twentieth century Read assigned course material; Own reserach and field work 180minutes
11. Japan (5) Using houses for centuries: the renovation and reuse of kominka (old houses) Read assigned course material; Own research and field work 180minutes
12. Students’ final presentations on their field work (1) Prepare a presentation and an essay 180minutes
13. Students’ final presentations on their field work (2) Prepare a presentation and an essay 180minutes
14. Review, final essay submission, and watching visual material and discussion Review all the classes 180minutes
Total. - - 2520minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

A mid-term presentation A final presentation and a short essay In-class discussion and short assignments Total.
1. 10% 10% 20% 40%
2. 10% 10% 20% 40%
3. 20% 20%
Total. 20% 40% 40% -
Evaluation method and criteria
A mid-term presentation: 20%
A final presentation and a short essay: 40%
In-class discussion and short assignments: 40%

N.B. Students need to attend more than two thirds of the classes.
Textbooks and reference materials
Handouts and selected reading materials will be distributed by the instructor.
Prerequisites
An interest in the history of housing and interior design is essential.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Office hours: 12:30-13:10, Wednesdays in Room 5373-1 (Building No. 5, the third floor)
    You can also contact the instructor via email or in person by appointment.
Regionally-oriented
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
N/A 該当しない
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 11.SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 12.RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
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