Course Jukebox

Course Jukebox

Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
1 - 3
Course delivery methods
Online (Synchronous)
Social studies, Languages
School of Social and International Studies
College of International Studies
Tsukuba Campus
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
October - December
Weekday and Period
Course Number

Media Politics University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

From “traditional” media, such as newspapers and television, to new media formats including websites, blogs and social media channels, in this course, students will examine the intersection between media and politics from historical and theoretical perspectives. Special emphasis is placed on the use of the internet and “new media” by political actors for the purpose of effecting political outcomes.

Learning Achievement

(1) Enhance student knowledge about the relationship between media and politics;
(2) Provide discussion forum for students to discuss topics related to media and politics in a learning atmosphere; and
(3) Provide guidance to students with regards to their written work for the class.


This course will combine instructor-centered models of knowledge acquisition (lectures) with student-centered models (discussion, expression, and the creative integration of lecture materials and readings.

(1) General-propose competence: communicative ability, critical and creative thinking skills, broad perspective and internationalism, collaborative, independent & autonomous skills.
(2) Special competence: analytical skills on international relations, ability of logical expression on international relations, analytical skills on international development, ability of logical expression on international development.

Course prerequisites

All class materials are distributed using Manaba, and students are expected to be familiar with it. Assignments are also submitted using Manaba.

Grading Philosophy

Short Papers about lecture content (30%);
Short quizzes about readings (1 or 2 quizzes) (20%);
Group presentations (20%);
Final examination (30%)

Short papers about the lecture content and group presentations will be marked on the basis of: (1) Technical quality and presentation (grammar, spelling, and structure); (2) Integration of material (how well the assignments reflect what you learned in class); (3) Expression, quality, and completeness (ability to communicate and express yourself in written work, group discussions, and presentations); and (4) Creativity and critical thinking.

Course schedule

Course type


Online Course Requirement


Kawasaki Leslie Tkach

Other information

Identical to BE21241.
Lecture is conducted in English.
JTP. Online(Synchronous) Students are expected to abide by the University of Tsukuba regulations concerning academic ethics, as well as the treatment of plagiarism during this class. If a student plagiarizes all or part of a short paper or group presentation, the student will receive a failing grade in that short paper or group presentation, and the plagiarism will be reported to the college head.

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Leslie Tkach Kawasaki

Email address:

Link to the syllabus provided by the university