Introduction to Japanese Chess/Shogi
About the Course:
(Updated Feb. 2nd) For those who showed up to the class today but did not write down your e-mail address on your index card, PLEASE e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I have a way to contact you. Also, check this website regularly for updates. I will figure things out over this weekend.
Revised version of the course syllabus has been uploaded. The tentative class schedule included March 23rd as a class day (which is actually during Spring break) so that has been corrected. No changes have been made in the content of the syllabus regarding administrative issues (Grading, Attendance Policy, etc.).
This course will be exploring the fascinating world of Japanese chess, shogi (将棋), a very popular game in Japan that is still not well-known at the international level. Shogi is arguably the single most mathematically complex variant of chess, which makes it perhaps the most exciting and interesting one out of all chess variants as well. From the basic rules (how to move each piece, how to checkmate the king, etc.) to more advanced game analyses, the course will cover enough material on shogi so that after the completion of this course, students will gain a good amount of knowledge on this game to be able to (1) win with considerable consistency, (2) teach friends and family members how to play and enjoy shogi, and (3) appreciate the art of shogi as a precious and essential part of Japanese culture.
The first hour of every class will be a discussion-style lecture, and the second hour will be dedicated to playing shogi with your classmates.
Please see the Course Syllabus for more details (Attendance Policy, Grading, etc.).
How to Enroll:
(Updated Jan. 21st) Important: I realized that the deadline to add a class on Tele-BEARS without a fee is February 4th. In order for the students to sign up for this course without paying this $5 fee, I will be giving out CCN/CEC's either (1) on the first day of class if the number of people show up is within the number of available spots in the class, or (2) on the next day after class (Feb. 3rd) if more people show up than I can let in (if this is the case, I will be selecting the students who can take the course based on a mini survey that I will be administering on the first day). If you are interested in taking this course, please make sure you show up to the first day of class on February 2nd.
Course Contact: shogidecal AT gmail.com
Faculty Sponsor: Professor Yoko Hasegawa
Time & Location:
|Section 1||Hidenori Shimoda||24||203 Wheeler||W 6p-8p||2/02||started||—|
|Syllabus: Shogi DeCal Syllabus.pdf||Dec 4||233kb||Adobe PDF (Viewer)||View Download|
|Syllabus: Shogi DeCal Syllabus revised.pdf||Jan 28||229kb||Adobe PDF (Viewer)||View Download|
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