2016 Sociology B

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Nishida Ryosuke 
Course component(s)
Lecture     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(I121)  Thr1-2(I121)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.S207
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2017/1/11
Lecture notes updated
2016/8/1
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Students in this course will learn the basic thinking of media theories, centered on sociology, along with the history of media and cases in Japan. The aim is that students will be able to use such information to analyze various issues related to modern media and society.

Student learning outcomes

Students will be able to
1.) explain the basic theories of media study.
2.) explain the history of media incidents, features, and the process of developing, mainly Japan society.
3.) analyze recent media incidents based on the media study and media history.

Keywords

sociology, media study, Japan study

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

lectures, group discussions, and presentations by students.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction
Class 2 What is media study?-1 Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 3 What is media study?-2 Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 4 What is media study?-3 Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 5 media history and the development-1 Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 6 media history and the development-2 Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 7 media environment and Japan society - newspapers Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 8 media environment and Japan society - TV and TV ad Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 9 media environment and Japan society- Internet and social media Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 10 the feature of media environment and Japan society Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 11 media and democracy -1 Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 12 media and democracy - 2 Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 13 case study1- online election campaign in Japan society Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 14 case study 2 - Journalism in "social media age" Quiz from hot issues or topics
Class 15 Review and prospects of media study pursuant to final report.

Textbook(s)

Nothing required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Sato Takumi, 1998, "Gendai Media Shi" Iwanamishoten.
Taniguchi Masaki, 2015, "Seiji To Massmedia" Tokyo- Daigaku-Shuppankai.
Nishida Ryosuke, 2015, "Media To Jiminto" Kadokawa Shoten.

Assessment criteria and methods

final report: 60%
Quiz: 30%
Commitment: 10%

Related courses

  • LAH.S107 : Sociology A
  • LAH.S308 : Sociology C
  • LAH.S404 : Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences4

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Nothing required.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

ryosukenishida[at]gmail.com

Office hours

12:10-13:10, every Friday. required pre-contact.

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