We are surrounded by 'screen' in our daily lives. 'Screen' should not be confined to movie theatre because it is omnipresent in our mediated life: mobile devices, digital signage, computers and tablets. The aim of this lecture is to understand visual culture in the 20th century and after by expanding the concept of 'screen.'
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Obtain basic knowledge about visual culture of the 20th/21st century,
2) Explain the background and specificity to others, and
3) Get the perspective of analyzing contemporary visual culture surrounding us.
Screen, Media, Visual culture、Audience、Sexuality
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Readings, presentations (specified range from the textbook or assignments from the instructor) and discussions are combined in each class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Overview of this course and introduction||Understand 'screen' around us|
|Class 2||Screen in media studies||Learn 'screen' as a methodology|
|Class 3||Events mediated by screens||Discuss media experiences through screens|
|Class 4||Audiences in contemporary visual culture||Explore audiences living in contemporary visual culture|
|Class 5||Visual culture from the perspective of 'off-screen'||Discuss the media experience in cinema.|
|Class 6||Media reception and sexuality||Explore media reception and sexuality|
|Class 7||Mobile screen and touching||Consider the haptic image of mobile media|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Mitsuoka, Toshiro and Ryo Okubo eds. Doing Screen Studies in Japan. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2019. ISBN: 978-4130101387. (Japanese)
Course materials are provided during class.
Student's course scores are based on participation (20%) , class assignments (40%) and final report (40%).
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.