Introduction to Contents Tourism

This is the course webpage for Introduction to Contents Tourism taught on Monday Period 2. This course is completely online.

Syllabus: 412055-多言語・多文化社会論研究B
Grading Explanation: Contents Tourism Rubric 2020
Video Series: Writing Academic Essays at University

Week 1 (5 October): What is contents tourism?

10:10~ Course introduction

10:40~ On-demand materials

11:20~ Q&A about the course

Week 2 (12 October): TUFS as a “Sacred Site”

10:10~ Course introduction (recap)

10:20~ TUFS as a “Sacred Site” & Role play explanation

10:30~ Role play preparations (break out session)

10:55~ Role play

11:20~ Summary

Week 3 (19 October): The Last Samurai

10:10~ Class explanation

10:20~ On-demand materials

11:00~ Class discussion

Week 4 (26 October): Anime & Lucky Star

10:10~ Class explanation

10:20~ On-demand materials

11:15~ Class discussion

Week 5 (2 November): Questionnaires 1

10:10~ The basics of questionnaire design (explanation + on demand materials)

10:45~ Deciding questions for a questionnaire (break out session).

11:20~ Class discussion.

Homework: Submit your questions by email (deadline Friday 17:00).

Week 6 (9 November): Questionnaires 2

10:10~ Doing the pilot survey.

10:40~ Refining the questions for the questionnaire (break out session).

11:20~ Class discussion.

Homework: Resubmit your questions by email (deadline Friday 17:00).

Week 7 (16 November): Questionnaires 3

10:10~ Doing the actual survey.

10:50~ Discussing your results (break out session).

11:20~ Short presentations and wrap up.

Week 8 (30 November): Group Project, Analysing municipality tourism data 1

10:10~ Explanation using Kagoshima City Statistics for 2019.

10:40~ Divide into research groups. Choose a municipality on which to do a contents tourism statistical survey (break out session).

11:20~ Brief explanations of research topics.

Homework: Gather materials.

Week 9 (7 December): Group Project, Analysing municipality tourism data 2

10:10~ Short progress check.

10:20~ Divide into research groups. Continue presentations preparations (break out session).

11:20~ Final progress check.

Homework: Finalise presentations.

Active Learning Hours: Report about fieldwork at a “sacred site”. Deadline 7 December.

Week 10 (14 December): Group Project, Analyzing municipality tourism data 3

10:10~ Group presentations

11:30~ Feedback, general comments

Week 11 (21 December): Group Project, Contents businesses 1

10:10~ Explanation about contents businesses.

10:40~ Divide into research groups. Choose a contents business on which to do a contents tourism statistical survey (break out session).

11:20~ Brief explanations of research topics.

Homework: Gather materials.

Week 12 (4 January): Group Project, Contents businesses 2

10:10~ Short progress check.

10:20~ Divide into research groups. Continue presentations preparations (break out session).

11:20~ Final progress check.

Homework: Finalise presentations.

Week 13 (18 January): Group Project, Contents businesses 3

10:10~ Group presentations

11:30~ Feedback, general comments

End-of-term Report. Deadline 25 January.