科目名 アメリカ文化論Ⅱ
単位数 2.0
担当者 准教授 ゴーマン,マイケル
履修時期 後期
履修対象 2年
概要 This class is dedicated to learning about North American culture. In this course, we will explore America's global influence and the influence of the rest of the world on America. In our lessons, we will consider the different cultural make-up of American society and how history and intercultural encounters 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 film.
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 final project will fail the class. The schedule is tentative and could change.
事前・事後学修の内容 Students who finish the course will have a broader understanding of American history and culture, especially life in the urban USA.
講義内容 1.Orientation – What are your thoughts about America? How is it shaped by the rest of the world? How does it influence other parts of the world?
2.France and the American Imagination: Casablanca (early Hollywood)
3.France and the American Imagination: Casablanca (music, WWII)
4.An American in Paris: Forget Paris (legacy of WWII)
5.An American in Paris: Forget Paris (music culture, culture shock)
6.Vienna Waits for You: Before Sunrise (intercultural encounters)
7.Vienna Waits for You: Before Sunrise (relationships)
8. Mid-term Exam
9.America in Asia: Lost in Translation (US-Japan cultural exchange)
10.America in Asia: Lost in Translation (the limits of cultural understanding, stereotypes)
11.Reaction to American Interventionism: Argo (US diplomacy, espionage)
12.Reaction to American Interventionism: Argo (the Iranian Revolution)
13.Memory and History: Everything Is Illuminated (the Holocaust)
14.Memory and History: Everything Is Illuminated (Ukraine)
15.Final discussion and wrap-up
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 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 final project will fail the class. The schedule is tentative and subject to change.