World Literature and Japanese Literature University of Tsukuba
This course aims to learn about literature and culture through human-animal relationships by knowing the theory and method of Animal Studies.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student gains a basic knowledge of Animal Studies and becomes capable of understanding literature and culture through human-animal relationships.
3. Ability to Understand Cultural Phenomena in Relation to the Text
Manaba tests: 50% Term paper: 50%
Introduction: History of Animal StudiesAnimal Rights and Animal Welfare: Peter Singer, Animal LiberationVegetarianism and VeganismLiterature and Animals: J. M. Coetzee, The Lives of AnimalsLiterature and Animals: J. M. Coetzee, The Lives of AnimalsLiterature and Animals: Franz Kafka, “A Report to an Academy”Literature and Animals: Kenji Miyazawa, “The Frandon Agricultural School Pig”Disaster and Animals: Literature and animals after the Great East Japan EarthquakeMovie: Dogs, Cats, and Humans 2: Disaster of the AnimalsReview
Online Course Requirement
Students should accept that other participants may have divergent opinions on animals. This course will be conducted in Japanese.
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