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AMERICAN WARS AND MEDIA
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Doshisha University - 'Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.'
UC Course SubjectCommunication
Number & Suffix: 145
Full UC Title: AMERICAN WARS AND MEDIA 
Transcript Title: AMERICAN WARS&MEDIA 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course explores U.S. military history in order to explain its addiction to war. It also examines the relationship between the news media and war; takes a critical view of how the U.S. has become a military superpower and why it cannot stop its addiction to war; and traces U.S. military history from the idea of "manifest destiny" until present day Iraqi War. The course includes the analysis of reading and documentary films viewed in class and the application of the theories that are learned in class. Emphasis is placed on participation in discussions after the lectures. It is also placed on understanding the concepts of militarism and colonialism. Texts: Joel ANDREAS, ADDICTED TO WAR: WHY THE U.S. CAN'T KICK MILITARISM and additional assigned readings. Documentary films: White Light/Black Rain, Living the Silent Spring, and Taxi to the Dark Side. Assessment: class attendance, participation, homework assignments (50%), midterm exam (10%), and final exam (40%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF INTERNATIONAL CULTURES: AMERICAN WARS AND THE MEDIA 
Partner University Department: Center for Japanese Language and Culture 
Partner University Course Number: N/A