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Course Code etc
Academic Year 2023
College College of Intercultural Communication
Course Code DM441
Theme・Subtitle The Global ‘American Teenager’
Class Format Face to face (all classes are face-to-face)
Campus Ikebukuro
Semester Spring Semester
DayPeriod・Room Tue.2・4410, Fri.2・4410
Credit 4
Course Number ICC3371
Language English
Notes
Text Code DM441

【Course Objectives】

Students will learn about contemporary American teenagers (2000-2020s) and practice intercultural competence through in-depth looks at cultural differences, traditions, and conflicts and tensions. Main topics will include: portrayals of teens in media, the impact of social media, and pop cultural trends and patterns. Through this course, students will gain a deeper understanding of contemporary American culture, as well as practice critical thinking skills and reflective writing and discussion.

【Course Contents】

Coursework will be divided between individual readings of critical passages with written replies, and group work focused on three short presentations. There will be a final solo presentation at the end of the term. Presentations will share imaginary SNS accounts created by students that attempt to accurately portray current-day American teens. Students are expected to take notes on lectures and use core concepts in their work. Students are expected to participate in active discussion and be ready to lead discussion.

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