Essential Culture and Arts for Global Leaders to begin on October 1, 2019

 Class List of Fall Semester 2019

“Essential Culture and Arts for Global Leaders” will begin on October 1. 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

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

Lecture Outline

Essential Culture and Arts for Global Leaders [19S1016]
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 2019
  October 1, 8, 15, 29
  November 5, 12, 19, 26
  December 3, 10, 17, 24
Year 2020
  January 7, 14, 21
Lecture Plan
  1. Introduction
  2. Cultural anthropological view–Ethnocentrism to Cultural relativism
  3. Study of Cultural anthropology–Fieldwork methodology
  4. Family (1) Family connection
  5. Family (2) Maternal Society
  6. Ethnicity (1) Minority group
  7. Ethnicity (2) Indigenous people
  8. Gift and Exchange (1) The meaning of giving things to others
  9. Gift and Exchange (2) Duty to return for gift
  10. Religion(1) Prophecy, magic and indigenous believes
  11. Religion(2) How to communicate with ancestors?
  12. Cultural identity (1) Living in a hybrid society
  13. Cultural identity (2) Rethinking nationalism
  14. Group research
  15. Final presentation
Out-of-class Learning
Reading list will be provided at class. Reading those would enhance your understanding.
List of movies that I will introduce during a class:
SAMI BLOOD(2016) and others


Registration Period: Tue., October 1 through Mon., October 14
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