Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQH00502 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name ニュー・メディアとアート
Subject Name
Subject Name in
New Media and Art
グラジディアン マリア ミハエラ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Thur3-4:IAS K109
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Hybrid class.

Seminar ・Discussion・Oral presentation 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 11 : Cultural Anthropology
Eligible Students
Keywords Media Studies, cultural consumption, entertainment industry 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Introductory Seminar 
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.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This class takes Takarazuka Revue (Company) as a practical example of Japanese mass-media. While observing its mechanisms, we compare it with Japanese traditional stage-arts as well as with similar phenomena of the Western entertainment industry. 
Class Schedule lesson 1:Takarazuka Revue (Company): a mass-medium or classical theatre? Definition, history, characteristics 1/3
lesson 2:Takarazuka Revue (Company): a mass-medium or classical theatre? Definition, history, characteristics 2/3
lesson 3:Takarazuka Revue (Company): a mass-medium or classical theatre? Definition, history, characteristics 3/3
lesson 4:Takarazuka Revue, practical analysis: "Rurouni Kenshin"
lesson 5:Takarazuka Revue, practical analysis: "The Legend of King Arthur"
lesson 6:Students’ presentations 1/2
lesson 7:Students’ presentations 2/2
lesson 8:Conclusion, submission of term papers

two mini-essays ("Ryrouni Kenshin", "The Legend of King Arthur")
oral presentation + term paper (a topic of your own choice) 
Understanding Media (McLuhand 1964), Mass-Communication Theory (McQuail 2010), Medium als Vermittlung (Schaeffer 2017), Media Theory in Japan (Zahlten/Steinberg 2017), A History of Takarazuka Revue since 2014 (Yamanashi 2012). 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PowerPoint presentation (PC, projector), video examples (DVD player, projector), handouts 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
lesson 1-lesson 8:Hiroshi Watanabe "Takarazuka Revue and the Transformation of Modernity" (Tokyo: Shinshokan, 1999); Kenko Kawasaki "Takarazuka Revue and the Spectacle of the Consumption Society" (Tokyo: Kodansha, 1999) 
Requirements The classes are held in Japanese.
The PPT slides are in English. 
Grading Method 2 small essays, each 10% x2 = 20%
Oral presentation = 30% (depending on the number of participants)
Term paper = 50%
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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