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CULTURAL STUDIES: ANIME
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectAsian Studies
Number & Suffix: 125
Full UC Title: CULTURAL STUDIES: ANIME 
Transcript Title: CULTR STUDIES:ANIME 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course examines a variety of anime movies and television series which feature the problems of the city, urban design, ruins, environment, and ecology as a central theme and as a source of creative inspirations. The list of works examined include, among others, Akira, Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, NausicaƤ, Psycho-Pass, and Your Name. Students closely analyze and discuss not only each animation work (narrative, world-setting,audio-visual style, etc.) but also a wide range of critical texts on anime, urban space, environment, and ruins. This course examines why anime is an important cultural text, and what socio-political, philosophical, and ethical issues they often raise for further critical thinking. Assessment: final paper, class participation, group presentation. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: SELECTED TOPICS IN CULTURAL STUDIES 01 
Partner University Department: SILS - Culture 
Partner University Course Number: CMFC331L