カーニー マイケル 准教授 [ 教員業績 JP EN ]
- In the global paradigm of informatization, where regional societal sets are becoming infused with cultural constructions from other areas of the world, it is important that modern humans have a keen understanding of the identity formation process. In this course, students will be introduced to the Identity Matrixing Model, the concepts of Vertical and Horizontal Matrixing, and the notion of Global Hodological Maps so as to be able to autonomously navigate their globalizing environment.
- None. Students must be willing to try to communicate in English. The class will be in English.
- At the end of the course, students will be able to understand how human identity is formed and how it functions. This will give them a great understanding of both themselves, and their behavior, and also the behavior, beliefs, and motivations of other peoples of the world. The students English abilities will also have improved since the class is in English.
- To comprehend the construction of cultural identities and to benefit from the diversities offered by coexistence in today’s globalizing world, the course will introduce the Identity Matrixing Model and other theories related to identity formation. The first through seventh weeks will introduce the background theories related to identity formation, the Identity Matrixing Model and its major components (Vertical and Horizontal Matrixing), and discuss the question of “what is identity” from various aspects: the internalization of the cultural constructions of relevant Symbolic Orders, the structuring of identity by language, the development of perception and interpretation, the internal development of the notion of a subjective-objective binary divide, and the construction and understanding of realities. The eighth through twelfth weeks will apply the Identity Matrixing Model to transcultural and globalized situations examining the newly forming identity types occurring across the globe, and explore the influence of the Meta-Symbolic Order on the construction of regional identities and autonomy. The thirteenth through fourteenth weeks will cover the forming of Global Hodological Maps to insure individual autonomy. The fifteenth week will project possible future identity trajectories.
Students will have reading and writing homework. The professor will give oral and written feedback.
- Homework (20%), course work (20%), projects/tests (30%), oral/aural performance (30%).
- No text is required for this course.
- Shinjuku Campus: A-2737 Wednesdays & Thursdays lunch time and by appointment.
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