グローバル教養科目（Underground and Clandestine Media）
Voices of the Underground
Japanese and international students are welcome to this course in which we will discuss the underground media and publishing methods used by oppressed and underrepresented groups around the world. Students will examine the technologies that allow these voices to be heard (including zines, the Internet, podcasts, independent newspapers, and literal underground printing presses), as well as their role in creating communities of practice and promoting social and political change. Topics range from subverting government censorship and control, taboos and subcultures, gender and ethnic minorities, to contemporary uses of underground media.
While this course includes some writing, it is primarily discussion-based. Students are expected to prepare by reading online texts or watching videos before class, participate in weekly class discussions, and write a weekly response paragraph(s). Once during the semester, each student (in a group) must lead the class discussion on a subtopic of their choice. At the end of the course, in order to experience underground publishing firsthand, students will collaborate to create a zine on a topic that aligns with one of the SDGs (gender, diversity, poverty, hunger, peace and justice, health, education, sustainable cities, climate, environment, innovation, and global citizenship) as it relates to life in Japan.