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...
- 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
- Class Size(s):
This is provided as an elective Liberal Arts course. It can be cross-listed with East Asian Studies.
The only prerequisite for this course is First Year Seminar, which teaches the basics of English writing, grammar, close reading, and composition....
Learning Goals and Assessments
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...
- 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...