科目名 アメリカ文化論Ⅰ
単位数 2.0
担当者 准教授 ゴーマン,マイケル
履修時期 前期
履修対象 2年
概要 This class is dedicated to learning about small town life in the United States and/or Canada. In this course, we will explore American civilization and customs through films depicting rural American life and the American road trip. We will consider the different cultural make-up of American society and look at how history and intercultural encounter impact contemporary society. Lessons will mix readings and discussion in English with watching American films.
科目の到達目標 To gain a better understanding of contemporary American culture and society through the study of a variety of films.
受講要件 Attendance is mandatory. Students who miss more than 3 classes will not receive credit. This course will be taught entirely in English, and students are expected to use English actively in class. Students who fail to complete both the mid-term exam and the final project will fail the course. The course schedule is tentative and the films and materials may change.
事前・事後学修の内容 Students who successfully complete the course will broaden their knowledge of American history and culture, especially life in small towns and rural areas.
講義内容 1.Orientation – What are your thoughts about small town America?
2.Background for The Great Debaters--The Legacy of Slavery
3.Racial Issues & Education: The Great Debaters (Civil Rights)
4.Racial Issues & Education: The Great Debaters (racial Violence)
5.Background for the Majestic: The Cold War & The 2nd Red Scare
6.Nostalgia & Belonging: The Majestic (The Red Scare, Hollywood Blacklist)
7.Nostalgia & Belonging: The Majestic (WWII, The Constitution)
8.Mid-term Exam
9.The Vietnam Era: Fandango (US college culture)
10.The Vietnam Era: Fandango (road trip, the draft)
11.Extended Family: Elizabethtown (extended family, death and funerals)
12.Extended Family: Elizabethtown (success, marriage, US music culture)
13.Health & Welfare: The Fundamentals of Caring (Loss, single parenting)
14.Health & Welfare: The Fundamentals of Caring (Healthcare)
15.Wrap-up and discussion
16.Final exam
評価方法 Attendance and participation (20%), weekly assignments (30%), mid-term exam (25%), final exam/final project (25%)
教科書等 Weekly handouts
担当者プロフィール Michael Gorman earned his PhD in American literature and culture from the University of Tulsa and is especially interested in rural American culture, transnationalism, and the environment.
備考 This course will be taught entirely in English, and students are expected to use English actively in class. Students who fail to complete both the mid-term exam and the final project will fail the course. The course schedule is tentative and the films and materials may change.