Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code ASA38001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name ポストコロニアル論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Instructor CHE JINSOKU
チェ ジンソク
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Thur5-8:IAS K310
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Cultural Studies
Eligible Students
Keywords - Postcolonialism
- Literature, movies
- History, politics, society
- Peace in the East 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
・The knowledge and understanding  to fully recognize the mutual relations and their importance among individual academic diciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In this course, we will experience and learn more about postcolonial culture through literature and movies.
The goals of this course are for students:
-To develop media literacy competencies (ability to evaluate and analyze information);
- To develop their ability to describe in their own words, no matter how inadequate they may seem, what literature, movies, and expressions are; and
- To develop their understanding of others and imagination skills to think about others (what and who the others are), through the encounter of postcolonial culture as other culture. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Guidance
Lesson 2: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 3: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 4: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 5: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 6: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 7: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 8: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 9: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 10: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 11: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 12: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 13: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 14: Postcolonialism Studies
Lesson 15: Postcolonialism Studies 
Required text and reference books will be announced in class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbook, handouts, audio materials, and visual materials (e.g. video, computer data and other images) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are required to read the above reference books and other literary works announced in class in advance of each class.
* Students are encouraged to watch a series of documentary films directed by Michael Moore, prior to class, in order to gain better understanding of American capitalism (military-industrial complex).
Bowling for Columbine (2002), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), Sicko (2007), Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) 
Grading Method Evaluation is made on the basis of class attendance (30%), participation and involvement in class (30%) and class assignments and papers (40%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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