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Specialisation seminar: Japanese culture through the lens of American pop culture

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: 0704-f1ENG2S-SS5 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0231) Języki obce
Nazwa przedmiotu: Specialisation seminar: Japanese culture through the lens of American pop culture
Jednostka: Katedra Filologii Angielskiej
Grupy:
Punkty ECTS i inne: 3.00 (zmienne w czasie)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Całkowity nakład pracy studenta:

(tylko po angielsku) Contact hours with teacher:

- participation in lectures - 30 hrs

- consultations – 15 hrs


Self-study hours:

- preparation for lectures and projects - 30 hrs


Altogether: 75 hrs (3 ECTS)

Efekty kształcenia - wiedza:

(tylko po angielsku) W1: The graduate has basic knowledge of selected historical, social, religious, philosophical and anthropological issues determining the development of the cultural area of North America and Japan (K_W08).


W2: The graduate has basic knowledge of the widely understood culture, with particular emphasis on everyday culture and pop culture of the cultural areas of North America and Japan (literature, film, music) and their mutual influence (K_W09).

Efekty kształcenia - umiejętności:

(tylko po angielsku) U1: The graduate is able to search for, analyse, evaluate, select, and apply information concerning cultural differences and cultural bias using various sources and manners, including literature, TV, Internet and social media (K_U01).


U2: The graduate is also able to understand different points of view and perspectives on social life that are manifested by people from various backgrounds and cultures,, with particular emphasis on American and Japanese cultural frames (K_U20).

Metody dydaktyczne eksponujące:

- pokaz

Metody dydaktyczne podające:

- opis
- wykład informacyjny (konwencjonalny)
- wykład konwersatoryjny

Metody dydaktyczne poszukujące:

- studium przypadku

Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The aim of the course is to introduce and discuss the selected characteristics of American culture and lifestyle by means highlighting the differences between the American culture and the Japanese culture. By confronting the students with examples of customs and behaviours very different from customs and behaviours of the American culture, the course will extend and deepen their understanding of the Western cultural frame.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The seminar will focus on the selected characteristics of American culture and lifestyle by means highlighting the differences between the American culture and the Japanese culture. The discussion will concern the elements of (Euro)American lifestyle, beliefs and attitudes that are usually taken for granted or remain unnoticed because of the everyday exposition, as illustrated with a variety of examples from various media. By confronting the students with examples of customs and behaviors very different from customs and behaviors of the American culture, the course will extend and deepen their understanding of the Western cultural frame.

List of topics:

→introduction: methodology (comparative cultures, Orientalism and Japanism), content (stereotypes and misconceptions in culture texts) and assessment methods and criteria;

→analysis and discussion of selected literary texts concerning Japan written from the perspective of a member of contemporary American culture

→analysis and discussion of the portrayal of Japan in those literary texts; analysis and discussion of the stereotypical portrayal of Japan as an alien, irrational, exotic place

→analysis and discussion of selected film texts (and the images and stereotypes they contain) portraying Japan as a place of strangeness and excess

→analysis and discussion of selected pop-culture texts (and the images and stereotypes they contain) portraying fantasies concerning Japanese culture, history and folklore

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

1. Lebra, Takie Sugiyama. Japanese Patterns of Behavior. University of Hawaii Press, 1976

2. Lebra, Takie Sugiyama. The Japanese Self in Cultural Logic. University of Hawaii Press, 2004

3. Kawano, Satsuki. Ritual Practice in Modern Japan: Ordering Place, People, and Action. University of Hawaii Press, 2005

4. Miyoshi, Masao. Off Center - Power and Culture Relations Between Japan and the United States. Harvard University Press, 1991.

Optional:

1. Allison, Anne. Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan. 1st ed. University of California Press, 2000

2. Azuma, Hiroki. Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals. Trans. Jonathan E. Abel and Shion Kono. Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2009

3. Shimizu, Hidetada, and Robert A. LeVine. Japanese Frames of Mind: Cultural Perspectives on Human Development. Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Metody i kryteria oceniania: (tylko po angielsku)

Graded credit.

Assessment methods:

Continuous evaluation (50%) and assigned project (50%)

Assessment of knowledge:

1. Oral assignments in class and discussion

Assessment of skills:

1. Graded project

Assessment criteria:

fail- (59%)

satisfactory- (60-67%)

satisfactory plus- (68-75%)

good - (76-84%)

good plus- (85-90%)

very good- (91-100%)

Praktyki zawodowe: (tylko po angielsku)

N/A

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2017/18" (zakończony)

Okres: 2018-02-26 - 2018-09-30
Wybrany podział planu:


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Koordynatorzy: Katarzyna Marak
Prowadzący grup: Katarzyna Marak
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