2016 Religion C

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Yumiyama Tatsuya 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue7-8(H121)  Fri7-8(W933)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.H306
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
2016/4/11
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

The aim of this course is to help students acquire an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of Japanese views of life and death. Therefore students would watch four globally famous Japanese films, Yojiro Takita’s “Departure” (2008), Kunio Kato’s “La maison en petits cubes” (2008), Yasujiro Ozu’s “Tokyo story” (1953) and Takeshi Kitano’s “HANA-BI” (1998) and discuss or write a paper on views of life and death behind them.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Obtain basic knowledge about the basic concepts and principles of Japanese views of life and death.
2) Gain the ability to see what's behind the film.
3) Express their view on Japanese views of life and death.

Keywords

Japanese film, views of life and death, spirituality

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Students must respond to the question from a teacher through the discussions or short reports. And they should reach the same degree of understanding as they exchange their points of view.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction
Class 2 Spirituality in the films
Class 3 Watching “Departure.”
Class 4 Discussing about “Departure.” Write a paper on views of life and death, watching the film.
Class 5 Finding what's behind “Departure.”
Class 6 Watching “La maison en petits cubes.”
Class 7 Discussing about “La maison en petits cubes.” Discuss about views of life and death, watching the film.
Class 8 Finding what's behind “La maison en petits cubes.” Report the content of the last week's discussion.
Class 9 Watching “Tokyo story.”
Class 10 Discussing about “Tokyo story.” Discuss about views of life and death, watching the film.
Class 11 Finding what's behind “Tokyo story.” Report the content of the last week's discussion.
Class 12 Watching “HANA-BI.”
Class 13 Discussing about “HANA-BI.” Discuss about views of life and death, watching the film.
Class 14 Finding what's behind “HANA-BI.” Report the content of the last week's discussion.
Class 15 Conclusion

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Discussion: 35%, Short report: 35%, Quiz: 30%

Related courses

  • LAH.H106 : Religion A
  • LAH.H206 : Religion B

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

No prerequisites.

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