|科目の目的・到達目標||This course is an introduction to Cultural Studies. In it, you will analyse the ways that gender, sexuality, race, nationality and other identities are represented in the mass media and popular culture. Students may participate in the course in English, Japanese or both languages. A high level of English is not required to join this course, but taking the course can help you to develop your English.
|授業の概要||The course will help you to critically analyse the representation of identities in mass media and popular cultural texts such as: newspapers and magazines, cartoons (manga) and animation, children's books, television dramas and other TV programmmes, movies, television commercials and newspaper advertising, and travel brochures. We will look at how men and women, gay and straight people, Japanese people and foreigners, young and old people, and other identities are shown in these texts. We will think mainly about three issues: the way that some identities are represented as 'natural' or normal; whether representations of certain groups essentialize them (show them as all the same) or recognise diversity within them; and to what extent people consume and interpret media and popular culture actively and critically.
Each class will include explanation of a key topic or issue by the teacher, as well as discussions between students in small groups. In the second half of the course, you will do some research (with guidance from the teacher) on a cultural studies-related topic of interest to you, and give a presentation and lead a discussion on it with a small group of other students.
The teacher will use English and some Japanese in class. Students may discuss and present in English and/or Japanese.
|授業計画||Week 1: Introduction - What is Cultural Studies?
Week 2: Culture and nature
Week 3: Culture、 identity and nature
Week 4: Gender in children's TV programmes
Week 5: Gender、 sexuality and race in Disney
Week 6: Media affects and audience interpretations
Week 6: Orientalism - Western representations of Japan
Week 7: Japanese representations of African-Americans
Week 8: Representations of migrants and refugees in the media
Week 9: Gender in TV advertising
Week 10: Sexuality in TV advertising
Week 11: Sub-cultures in the media
Week 12: Individual research discussions and presentation planning
Week 13: Individual research discussions and presentation preparation
Week 14: Student presentations and discussion
Week 15: Self-assessment; review of the course
This schedule may change after discussion with students at the start of the course about their interests in Cultural Studies.
|評価方法||Students will be assessed on: (i) their attendance, (ii) preparation for class, (iii) participation in class discussions, (iv) individual research presentation and discussion, and (v) the development of their understanding of cultural studies-related issues. There is no test.|
|テキスト・参考文献等||There is no textbook for this course. Readings will be provided by the teacher and there is a course website to support students with their work.|
|授業外の学習活動||You will be expected to work for 1-2 hours each week out of class, writing a reflection on each class in English or Japanese, and preparing for class by reading articles provided by the teacher or by doing some simple research of your own into mass media and popular cultural texts in Japan.|