The aims of this course is to acquire the basic knowledge of Japanese culture, to discuss what is culture, and to summarize them as a final report.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:1) enjoy and appreciate Japanese culture, 2) explain original aspects of Japanese culture, 3) write some essays about Japanese culture as a final report.
Japanese culture(Tanka, Haiku, Ukiyoe, Rakugo, movies, animations, comics etc.)
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Topics change every lesson. Every lesson contains examples and questions for group discussions. Attendance is taken in every class. A final report is the most essential.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Orientation||What is "Japanese culture" for you?|
|Class 2||Tanka, Haiku and Kotowaza(Japanese proverb)||Make your original Haiku.|
|Class 3||Giga(Japanese caricatures)and Ukiyoe(woodblock printings)||Make your original lines for Choju-giga(Animal Caricatures).|
|Class 4||Rakugo(traditional comic storytelling), Kaibun(Japanese palindrome)and Dajare(pun).||Make your original Kaibun and Dajare.|
|Class 5||Video works(movies, TV dramas)||Exchange opinions on video works.|
|Class 6||Contemporary Japanese culture(animation, comics and pop music)||Exchange opinions on contemporary Japanese culture.|
|Class 8||Writing a final report about Japanese culture||Writing a final report about Japanese culture．|
Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance, discussions, a final report or a presentation.