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MANGA AND ANIME
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectAsian Studies
Number & Suffix: 50 A
Full UC Title: MANGA AND ANIME 
Transcript Title: MANGA & ANIME 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: The topics for this course change. This term manga and anime are the topics of this readings class. They were once considered an insignificant set of subcultures, but today they are both a window and a mirror to the Japanese society at large. “Kawaii” characters are found everywhere in the daily life of the Japanese people, and even the government uses such images in its “Cool Japan” campaign. An educated study of manga and anime lead to a better understanding of both the individual minds and the national identity. This course is open to both international and Japanese students. For international students, one of the key objectives is to experience the wide variety of important works in manga and anime. For Japanese students, this course should provide a learning opportunity in intercultural communication and also a chance to rethink the contemporary Japanese identity. The classwork focuses on the writing and presentation skills. Text: BILINGUAL-BAN CHIHAYAFURU by Yuki Suetsugu (Tokyo, 2011); ONWARD TOWARD OUR NOBLE DEATHS by Shigeru Mizuki (Montreal, 2011); GENSHIKEN SECOND SEASON BY Kio Shimoku (New York, 2012). Assessment: Final exam (40%), presentations and an essay (30%), attendance and participation (25%), field trip to museum (5%). 
Language of Instruction: English
Japanese
 
Partner Title: READINGS IN CULTURE AND HISTORY (SPRING) 
Partner University Department: Composite Field Studies - Culture 
Partner University Course Number: CMFC101L