Media Studies: Japan
The objective of this course is to study, learn and apply knowledge in a way that helps us determine the expectations and possibilities for communications and mass media in a global setting. Students take a comparative approach to explore the differences in various channels of the media including print, broadcasting, publishing, and advertising between Japan and United States.
Students also keep travel a journal and contribute writings daily on various aspects of the course, for example, interviews with media organizations, observations on advertising, and the impact of mass media on society..
There’s little question that Japan is one of the premier locations in world to study media creation. Anime, video games and graphic design are just some of the renown industries that are popular domestically and overseas. In addition, Japan maintains a strong sense of tradition and cultural history while also being a world leader in innovative technology and fashion.
- Cultural differences in how news is covered by the media in Japan vis-à-vis the United States
- Basic media writing with a focus on digital skills
- The basic composition of travel essays and blog posts about Tokyo and Kyoto
- The history and culture of Japan.
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