University Of South Carolina Now Offers Course All About AnimeBy Audri Taylors, UniversityHerald Reporter
Who says school has to be boring? It may not sound exciting to wake up early in the morning only to attend a dragging 7AM class but this university might just change the way you look at going to school, especially when you are just about to listen about something that you really, really love. This goes out to all the anime fans out there. Recently, the University of South Carolina is now offering a course all about anime, according to Comicbook.
This course is currently being offered as an English 101 course, so if you are an incoming freshman student, you can go ahead and check whether you can take this anime class. This English introductory course is titled "Reading and Writing about Magical Girls".
This class, given that it is a course introducing the basics of English aim to excite students about writing and interacting with media according to Crunchyroll. It could even be more effective compared to using the traditional methods, because who will not be excited to watch an anime for a homework?
The course was taught by a PhD candidate who is currently studying English and was first held last semester in the university. The professor is being highly praised online for being enthusiastic for the class, rather than cynical. Sure enough, it will only take a matter of time before similar courses will alsp start being offered around the world.
The abbreviated list of the objectives of the course is as follows:
● Understand the basic tropes and methodologies of the magical girl genre.
● Use the genre to introduce basic tenets of feminism.
● Question whether niche interests like anime can elaborate on theoretical questions of aesthetics versus politics in a meaningful way.
● Connect the magical girl genre to larger questions of political importance.
● Teach students how to write (this is, after all, an introductory level English course).