2022 Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences25:Media Psychology 2

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Iwao Seiki 
Class Format
Lecture     
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
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Group
2
Course number
LAH.S503
Credits
1
Academic year
2022
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2022/6/5
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Media psychology reveals how we are collaborating with using the media in everyday life by qualitative methods.
In the qualitative method, researchers participate in the community and interact with members, to clarify the feature of practice. Psychology has been an increasing number of qualitative studies since the 1990s. These studies began as a study about the workplace, but also began the study about more familiar fan community in the 2000s.
The purpose of this lecture is to derive own opinions and solutions about everyday life activities with practical knowledge and methods.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
Acquiring practical methods to explain and to analyze about the everyday life activities with artifacts in any communities.

Keywords

media, psychology, qualitative methods, practice

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This lecture proceeds with group discussion. I will provide the theme every time and consider about it.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction
Class 2 Features of the practices in workplaces Understand the features of the practices in workplaces
Class 3 Features of the practices in fan communities Understand the features of the practices in fan communities
Class 4 Features of live performances of J-POP idols (1) Discussion about the features of live performances of idols
Class 5 Features of live performances of J-POP idols (2) Discussion about the features of live performances of idols
Class 6 Features of the practices of Otaku communities Discussion about the culture of Otaku communities
Class 7 Discussion to study the case Practice to explain features of live performances of some groups

Textbook(s)

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Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Assessment criteria and methods

Small reports (6 times, each 10%) and the final report (40%)

Related courses

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

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Other

This course is 500-level course. Tokyo Tech’s “wedge-shaped style education” enables students to pursue liberal arts education in a phased manner throughout undergraduate and graduate programs. Students are encouraged to take courses in the sequence of 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, and 600 levels. As such, master's students must begin from 400-level Humanities and Social Science courses in 1Q and 2Q of the first year, then proceed to 500-level courses. And master's students entering in September must begin from 400-level Humanities and Social Science courses in 3Q and 4Q of the first year, then proceed to 500-level courses. Students can register for 500-level Humanities and Social Science courses six months after their entrance (i.e. students admitted in April can register in 3Q and 4Q, and those admitted in September can register in 1Q and 2Q).

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