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Globalizing Japanese Pop Culture
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Kojima Hibino, Aiko. 2021. “Globalizing Japanese Pop Culture”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, December. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


In this course, we will use various Japanese pop culture genres, including comics, anime, food, and music, and examine the interplay between local and global culturescapes. Students are expected to critically inquire into the reality and complexity of people's lives in Japan as reflected in cultural products and to explore cultural...

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Subject Area(s):
Art/Music, Asians/Asian-Americans, Cultural Sociology, Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems, Race, Class and Gender, Racial and Ethnic Relations
Resource Type(s):
Assignment, Syllabus
Class Level(s):
College 100, College 200, College 300
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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. 1. Students will apply a sociological understanding to issues surrounding Japanese pop culture.
    2. Students will design and conduct qualitative research (either content analysis or critical discourse analysis).
    3. Students will develop their sociological writing skills by writing a paper based on their data and analysis through their research...

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. 1. Students will critically read assigned texts to write weekly reading responses.
    2. Students will take quizzes on research design and qualitative research methods. Students will develop a proposal for their independent research.
    3. Students will write a 5- to 10-page sociological research paper.
    4. Students will give a 7-minute...

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