2017 Religion B

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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.)
Mon1-2(S011)  Thr1-2(S011)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.H206
Credits
2
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2017/11/2
Lecture notes updated
-
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 spiritual culture from the bubble period (late 1980's) to the earthquake disaster (2011) in Japan. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between spirituality and contemporary society. And Topics include spiritual boom and its background, young people's views of life and death and spiritual aspect of popular culture.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Obtain basic knowledge about spiritual culture.
2) Explain the background of spiritual boom.
3) Express their view on spirituality.

Keywords

Spirituality, religion, spiritual boom, views of life and death

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 Religion and spirituality
Class 3 Spiritual boom and its background (1)
Class 4 Spiritual boom and its background (2) Write a paper on relevant issues, attending classes in the past.
Class 5 Spiritual boom and its background (3)
Class 6 Young people's views of life and death (1)
Class 7 Young people's views of life and death (2) Write a paper on relevant issues, attending a workshop on views of life and death.
Class 8 Young people's views of life and death (3) Report the content of the last week's discussion.
Class 9 Spiritual aspect of popular culture (1)
Class 10 Spiritual aspect of popular culture (2) Write a paper on relevant issues, watching a film dealing with spiritual culture.
Class 11 Spiritual aspect of popular culture (3) Report the content of the last week's discussion.
Class 12 Distinguishing between light and dark of spiritual boom (1)
Class 13 Distinguishing between light and dark of spiritual boom (2) Discuss about this subject.
Class 14 Distinguishing between light and dark of spiritual boom (3) 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.H306 : Religion C

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

No prerequisites.

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

yumiyama[at]ila.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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