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現在位置: ホーム ja シラバス(2020年度) 文学研究科 英語授業 JK19001Research 1~3-Seminar (VMC)(Lecture)

JK19001Research 1~3-Seminar (VMC)(Lecture)

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科目ナンバリング
  • G-LET36 6JK19 LE36
開講年度・開講期 2020・後期
単位数 2 単位
授業形態 特殊講義
対象学生 大学院生
使用言語 英語
曜時限 水4・5
教員
  • Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano(文学研究科 教授)
授業の概要・目的 The search for a sustainable life is a pressing issue in Japan, especially after the Fukushima disaster. However, those of us living in Japan are uncertain about where to start and how to proceed. This course will examine “ecocinema,” focusing specifically on films from the U.S., P.R.C. and Japan that tackle issues of nuclear power, agriculture, and sustainable life. By examining those issues in different regions, we will imagine how global sustainability might look and what roles our transcultural communities might play in the future.

Study Focus: Visual, Media, and Material Culture.
Modules: Mobility & Research 1; Mobility & Research 2; Research 3.
到達目標 First, students will learn about a wide range of issues in present global ecology and a variety of documentary films categorized as “ecocinema.” Second, students will learn how to analyze those films. They will study, step-by-step, how to approach and analyze the medium of film. Third, in developing and writing their final essays, students will hone their ability to produce a persuasive paper. During our final two to three weeks, all students will present their final essay topics to the class.
授業計画と内容 The course will be offered in accordance with the following general structure. A detailed plan for each class will be determined depending on enrolment and feedback from the participants, and it will be announced in class. The reading materials for each week will be announced at the beginning of the course.

(week 1-2) Introduction
Story of Stuff (2007, official version, 21 min 24 sec)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GorqroigqM&vl=en

2012: Time for Change (2010, dir. Joao G. Amorim, 1 h 25 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft5Z57EvhbI

(week 3-4) Issues on Global Warming
An Inconvenient Truth (2006, dir. Davis Guggenheim, 1 h 36 min)—(excerpt)
An Inconvenient Sequel Truth to Power (2017, dirs. Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, 1 h 38 min)

(week 5-6) Planet or Plastic?
Plastic China (2016, dir. Jiuliang Wang, 1 h 22 min)

(week 7-8) Issues on Alternative Energy
Ashes to Honey (2010, dir. Hitomi Kamanaka, 2h 15 min)

(week 9-10) Issues on Fukushima
Nuclear Nation (2012, dir. Atsushi Funahashi, 1h 36 min) – excerpt
Nuclear Nation 2 (2015, dir. Atsushi Funahashi, 1h 55 min)

(week 11-12) Food Ecology
Food, inc. (2008, dir. Robert Kenner, 1h 34 min)

(week 13-15) student presentations + wind down
成績評価の方法・観点 Active Participation + Attendance (30%), Presentation (20%), Final report (50%).
履修要件 Number of participants not more than 10.
授業外学習(予習・復習)等 The participants are expected to complete all reading materials before they come to our class.
教科書
  • Not used. Reading materials will be retrieved digitally from our homepage.