Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ31901 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 英米文化論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
British and American Cultural Studies
マトバ イヅミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues5-8:IAS J301
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Seminar, Blackboard Demonstrations, Discussion, Participants' Presentation.
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Area Studies
Eligible Students
Keywords The United States of America, representation, movies, Vietnam War, Iraq War, trauma, SDG_10 
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)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
How people think and imagine about wars and respond to them vividly shows the framework of sensitivity and knowledge of the ages and societies in which they live.  By analyzing war representations after Viernam War, students are required to consider how people in US have been trying to represent themselves, as well as how they have recognized others.  
Class Schedule lesson1  Introduction
lesson2  Vietnam War movies in 1960s
lesson3  Vietnam War movies in 1970s (1)
lesson4  Vietnam War movies in 1970s (2)
lesson5  Vietnam War movies in 1970s (3)
lesson6  Vietnam War movies in 1980s (1)
lesson7  Vietnam War movies in 1980s (2)
lesson8 Vietnam War movies in 1980s (3)
lesson9 Vietnam War movies in 1980s (4)
lesson10 Vietnam War movies in 1980s (5)
lesson11  Gulf War and Vietnam War
lesson12  Representaions of 9.11
lesson13  Iraq War movies (1)
lesson14  Iraq War movies (2)
lesson15  Review

Final report 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Texts, Handouts, Visual Images. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
lesson 1-15: If you watch the movies mentioned in lessons, it would be helpful. 
Grading Method Involvement in Class  40%, Reports 60% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message The language used in this course is basically Japanese, so sufficient Japanese language skills are required. However, if a student has difficulty in giving a presentation in Japanese, an English presentation will be allowed. 
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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