Course Title: Anime and Manga

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Anime and Manga

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2654

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Internet

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Mark Lycette

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9818

Course Coordinator Email: mark.lycette@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this online course you will gain knowledge in Anime and Manga (animation and comics from Asian culture), their development and history. You will explore how the genre and styles have evolved. You will study key works, artists and their influences on global culture. You will investigate and view historic examples of Anime and Manga.

The study material and tasks are delivered entirely online and are authored to be suitable for a broad range of students and learning skills.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This is an elective, the learning outcomes will complement the Program Learning Outcomes in your program.


Upon the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the most significant historical developments within anime and manga;
  • Analyse and reflect on the influence of auteurs and archetypes of the genre;
  • Classify the aesthetics and narrative content of key works.
  • Examine the historical and contemporary use of anime and manga in media in a global context.
     


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include:

  • Lectures (podcasts)
  • Readings
  • Online Tests
  • Assignments
  • Suggested readings


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Animation students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/gamesandanimation

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian. 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment

 

Assessment Tasks

Manga: 30%

This assessment will cover the following:

Course learning outcomes

  • Analyse and reflect on the influence of auteurs and archetypes of the genre.
  • Examine the historical and contemporary use of anime and manga in media in a global context.


Anime: 30%

This assessment will cover the following:

Course learning outcomes

  • Analyse and reflect on the influence of auteurs and archetypes of the genre.
  • Examine the historical and contemporary use of anime and manga in media in a global context.

 

Audio Communication: 40%

 

This assessment will cover the following:


Course learning outcomes

  • Describe the most significant historical developments within anime and manga.
  • Analyse and reflect on the influence of auteurs and archetypes of the genre.
  • Classify the aesthetics and narrative content of key works.
  • Examine the historical and contemporary use of anime and manga in media in a global context.