Class code A6318
Year 2020
Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Previous Class title
Attached documents
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Credit(s) 2
Day/Period 木3/Thu.3
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Grade 3~4
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Open Program
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Class taught by instructors with practical experience

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
With Disney films and anime becoming popular all over the world, it is hard not to see animation as a dominant form of global media. But how can we explore animation in its global position? Focusing on animation from the U.S., Japan, as well as Europe and parts of Asia, in this class we will closely examine the particularities of animation, exploring different thematic topics that intersect with globalization. Throughout the semester we will be engaging with the aesthetics of animation, analyzing its history, production processes, and global presence. In the first section of the class, we will learn how animation functions as a certain type of technology, how it operates transnationally, and how this is representative of contemporary globalization. In the second section of the class, we will examine specific topics that are relevant to globalization, including the spread of culture, the ethics of globalization, and global environmental destruction. Utilizing the methods learned in the first section of the class, we will analyze how specific animations and genres grapple with these topics.

【到達目標 / Goal】
In addition to teaching students information about animation and globalization, this class aims to develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Throughout the semester students will: 1) learn methodologies to examine animation as a particular type of media; 2) explore many of the problems of globalization through the example of animation; 3) learn how to apply those methodologies to analyze how certain animations engage with the problems of globalization.

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (2020年度はオンライン授業の実施に伴い、変更の可能性があります。変更は学習支援システム等で提示します。/Method(s) may change depending on the online lesson.Changes will be reflected in the Learning Management System, etc.)
Classes will be lecture-based, with visual material such as clips of films and animation. Students will be asked to have group discussions on certain themes. Each week students will be provided with an academic reading relevant to the topic. These readings will be important background information and/or will be directly addressed as the topic of the lecture and discussion. Lectures will explain in detail and through examples the topic for that class. Discussions based off of the lecture will be facilitated by questions from the instructor to help the students explore and develop their critical and analytical skills for that topic. Students will be assessed on their understanding of the lectures and readings through their exams.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】

回 / No. テーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 Introduction Media's part in globalization
2 Media Flows Across the World Different ways of thinking about globalization
3 Transnational Production of Media Animation production across national borders and Regions
4 Global History of Media Transnational influences from Russia, US, and Japan
5 Global Expansion of Animation Differences and similarities of consuming media in various locales
6 Animation as Global Technology Effects of technology in the ways we see and think about globalization
7 Globalized Aesthetics Implications of anime's globally recognizable stylistics
8 Animating Characters Differently Disney's techniques vs. anime's techniques and their relationship to culture
9 Ethics of Global Actions How animation considers diplomacy in an interconnected world
10 Local Folklore Gone Global Traditional cultures in conflict with globalization
11 Ecology as a Global Issue Environmentalism in various types of animation
12 A Technological Globe Imagining a global world in cyberpunk animation
13 Student Presentations Feedback and Discussion
14 Student Presentations Feedback and Discussion

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students should complete the assigned readings before each class and study the notes they take in class. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
No textbook will be required as readings will be provided by the instructor.

【参考書 / References】
Appadurai, Arjun. Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Participation 20%
Presentation 40%
Final paper 40%

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
Not applicable.