2019 Japanese Culture : Arts

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Academic unit or major
Japanese language and culture courses
Instructor(s)
Morita Junko 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed7-8(W932)  
Group
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Course number
LAJ.C103
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/20
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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.

Keywords

Japanese culture(Tanka, Haiku, Ukiyoe, Rakugo, movies, animations, comics etc.)

Competencies that will be developed

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

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

  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 7 Presentation Presentation
Class 8 Writing a final report about Japanese culture Writing a final report about Japanese culture.

Textbook(s)

Not specified.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance, discussions, a final report or a presentation.

Related courses

  • LAJ.C101 : Japanese Culture : Society
  • LAJ.C102 : Japanese Culture : Adaptation

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

No prerequisite.

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