Essential Culture and Arts for Global Leaders to begin on October 2, 2018

 Class List of Fall Semester 2018

“Essential Culture and Arts for Global Leaders” will begin on October 2. This class is designed as one of the Doctoral Program Liberal Arts for “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders”. The class is open to all master’s & doctoral students who want to be active in the international community no matter which major/minor course they belong to. The lecture will be conducted in English.

Theme & Objective

poster– To learn the basic cultural idea and theory
– To learn the cultural history since 19th century to present
– To deepen intercultural understanding
– To know more about world movies, music and arts
– To cultivate your creativity through filmmaking

Message to Students

This liberal arts class welcomes all graduate students with neither limitation to a particular study field, nor high English level. Please join if you wish to learn more about culture and world movies.
– Several movies and visual media or audio will be provided at each class
– No report submission required, however you will be asked to write your impression of each class
– Several classes will have group discussion time
– Filmmaking practical class will be included

Lecture Outline

Essential Culture and Arts for Global Leaders [18S1016]
Number of Credits
KONYA, Akari (Project Lecturer of Ochanomizu University)
Target Audience
Graduate Students
Undergraduate students can also attend.
Science Building 1, 6F, Common Library(R601), Study Commons Seminar Room
Date & Time
Tuesday Period 5-6 (13:20-14:50)
Year 2018
  October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  November 6, 13, 20, 27
  December 4, 11, 18, 25
Year 2019
  January 8, 15
Lecture Plan
  1. Introduction
  2. Japonism
  3. Orientalism
  4. Cultural relativism
  5. Civilization criticism
  6. De-anthropocentrism
  7. Intermediate presentation (5min. for each)
  8. Ethnicity
  9. Racism
  10. Gender theory
  11. Cultural diversity
  12. Multicultural symbiosis
  13. Introduction to Visual Anthropology
    Filmmaking (1)
  14. Filmmaking Excercises
    Filmmaking (2)
  15. Final presentation (15min. for each group)
Out-of-class Learning
No homework requested, but need to work for preparation your presentation before the 7th and the final class.
List of movies that I will introduce during a class:
School of Babel(2015) and others


Registration Period: Mon., October 1 through Sat., October 13
If you cannot register during above period, please contact Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.
*For undergraduate students, please contact Leading Graduate School Promotion Center.


Ochanomizu University Leading Graduate School Promotion Center
Tel: 03-5978-5775