Week 11

COMPOSITION

This week I will give you all some time to investigate ted talks, vice documentaries, or journeyman pictures that will serve as the focus of your research paper. We will also go over an in class handout that will prepare you for the final paper. Following that we will create a thesis statement, outline, and overview APA style writing. We have a lot to do in the next three weeks so please be present as much as possible and if you are not able to attend, make sure you catch up by viewing the prezi’s here.

Writing a thesis statement
http://prezi.com/9pwzlllyeigf/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

An overview of APA style
http://prezi.com/9dgwuveawkhr/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Here is a general prezi on writing research papers. I would like you guys to understand the process of making an outline for a research question. We will then work on the outline itself in class next week.

http://prezi.com/zzbzd4darwx9/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

Ideas for the research paper taken from
https://sites.google.com/a/seattlecentral.edu/portia-jeffries/assignments-english-101/paper-4-instructions-spring-2012-1
Eng 10 Final Paper
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

We have already focused on two internally based models of development, so now we will look at the individual’s experience of “self”, the social roles we play, and more recent developmental theories.

http://prezi.com/ire2naesytfg/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

We will also explore more more psychological method of observing and understanding development: Existential Analysis

https://prezi.com/nhzbwmqojua5/existential-therapy-presentation/

Our final exam will be an essay giving a general overview of what you learned in the class. You will use your notebooks, choose one or two topics that were useful to your understanding of your own personal development, and explain what they are amd how they relate to you.

https://prezi.com/unklxyriuth3/copy-of-the-self/

LITERATURE

This week will continue to examine the concept of “Self” in terms of the literature we have read so far. Gregor Samsa wakes up in a new body and thinks human thoughts, but is he still the same person he was before. Imagine that in 10 years teleportation machines have become the new and cool way to travel. You can get pretty much anywhere in no time at all and it is really cheap.

People begin using these machines pretty regularly and the world gets even smaller because we can go anywhere in a moment. Long distance jobs are no longer an issue, there is no such thing as a long distance romance because!

Unfortunately, about 18 months into the teleportation boom, a philosopher who was always critical of the project came forward with a new attack on this technology. He claimed that because of the fact that in order to teleport something, all of its parts must be taken apart, shot through space, and then reassembled. His argument was that teleporters are essentially murdered at point A then a new individual is put together with their body and concept of identity. What do you think of that? Would you use teleportation technology? Is the person who teleported still him or her self? Or are they something new? Is there an essence or soul that creates continuity in life?

6 months later, there is another development in the story: a teleporter travelling from Tokyo to New York City with his family was somehow duplicated by the teleporter!. I entered one machine and appeared in NYC as normal, but as he saw his wife get out of her pod, she fainted. Looking over his shoulder, he saw that there was another “him” exiting another teleportation pod. There was a malfunction and somehow the same person was recreated at both places! Both men claim to be the original and have all of the memories of the original traveller.

Again, would you use teleportation technology? How can we understand two people with exactly the same memories and sense of identity? Are they somehow BOTH the individual? Or is one a ‘fake’?

The Transporter problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajl7WjXIIK0
The Ship of Theseus
http://www.wi-phi.com/video/ship-theseushttps://prezi.com/iyix43hsv_dt/copy-of-copy-of-platonism/

Symbols in The Metamorphosis https://prezi.com/xiatlrxgqsyr/copy-of-the-metamorphosis-by-franz-kafka/

Socrates Immortal Soul

https://prezi.com/jhqlv7ebczwu/socrates-immortal-soul/

David Hume and Identity

https://prezi.com/mnj7fedf8vac/copy-of-hume-personal-identity/

EXTRA PREZI
https://prezi.com/nnw3bvok7phv/teaching-point-of-view/

EXTRA PREZI on Archetypes in Metamorphosis

http://prezi.com/oolwdzn9yvha/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

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Week 8

COMPOSITION

Please remember that the midterm has been cancelled in favor of a final paper based on the identification of a social problem, and a personally proposed solution to that problem. You should use resources such as the text book, readings from any of our classes, and the VICE.COM news channel in order to present a coherent and well informed paper. We have already looked at the issues of literacy and its connection to socialisation of ISIS fighters.Please browse the the Vice Japan Youtube Channel in order to find social issues that are of interest to you if you do not yet have any ideas.

https://www.youtube.com/user/VICEjpch This week we will view at least two of the videos below in order to more deeply understand some problems originating in Asia that affect us all even if we do not notice them

This video looks at the hidden problem of what is essentially government sponsored slavery here in Japan and it’s connections to the upcoming 2020 olympics

The Worst Internship Ever: Japan’s Labor Pains

From Sex Worker to Seamstress: The High Cost of Cheap Clothes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt__lHCuH5g

Anti-Nuke Political Art https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI4pBzXhmUg

A presentation of the feelings of a biracial member of the Japanese cultural community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhqYBhLh1IM

A trailer for the film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j_wQQZY-OE

I interpret this short clip as an example of the stereotyped tendency for Japanese citizens to choose to be ignorant of social problems affecting individuals and the world community.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi2r23e7fpA

An Introduction to the ideas of Richard Miller’s “Dark night of the soul” https://prezi.com/ul1_fmgdyozd/group-powerpoint-on-meditative-

Developmental Psychology

We are going to finish our investigation of Carl Jung and psychological types this week. Please do not forget to take the online test and write a short reflective paper discussing your feelings about the results.

Here is the prezi we will use this week

https://prezi.com/l95jy14nekqr/copy-of-carl-jungs-analytical-psychology/

Psychological Imprinting

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=baby+duck+imprinting

An extra talk by Philosopher Alan Watts reflecting on the importance of Carl Jung after his death

LITERATURE

Here is a super short prezi introducing the philosophical framework we will be working in the next two weeks  https://prezi.com/e36stynjbyqa/copy-of-existentialism-and-absurdism/

In order to have a discussion this week, you MUST read the story. We will be discussing this next week as well. The story is very common place, but also magical, and ridiculous. But if you do not read it, we cannot talk about it. Here is a link to the text in Japanese thanks to Ryo!

http://www.aozora.gr.jp/cards/001235/files/49866_41897.html

Here is an English version of the book that you can LISTEN to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nitvuBfHWJY

Here is one of the prezi’s we will be using to understand Kafka’s life and writing.

https://prezi.com/utuaeiebbsl0/copy-of-the-metamorphosis-by-franz-kafka/

A really funny guy with a really good description of the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E9aOuf6eI8

An illustrated review in order to make it easier to understand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-hD-6Qxj_E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcp2LEYVThU

A really awesome place to start looking at questions and answers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zw04hraCVo&list=PLghL9V9QTN0jve4SE0fs33K1VEoXyL-Mn&index=13

Alan Watts and Juddu Krishnamurti

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk5i4GX1BJY

http://zenpencils.com/comic/132-jiddu-krishnamurti-dont-compare-yourself-to-others/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmd–o48Kh8&list=PLIt37yU7X7EGOPLQzYp8UQh_Bys5DCcS8&index=6

Prezi on Sartre, one of the most important figures in the movement

https://prezi.com/tkpd-ulmzkd_/jean-paul-sartre-existentialism/

A great playlist with Japanese subtitles

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIt37yU7X7EGOPLQzYp8UQh_Bys5DCcS8

Meyers-Briggs personality inventory in Japanese and English

Here is a link to an English version of the test
http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

Here is a link to the Japanese version of the test
http://www5.big.or.jp/~seraph/zero/mbti.cgi

Here is an awesome page that talks about each type in depth
http://www.truity.com/view/types

Here is a link to a fun page about personality types and celebrities
http://www.celebritytypes.com/personality-tests.php

WEEK 7

COMPOSITION

Please remember that the midterm has been cancelled in favor of a final paper based on the identification of a social problem, and a personally proposed solution to that problem. You should use resources such as the text book, readings from any of our classes, and the VICE.COM news channel in order to present a coherent and well informed paper. We have already looked at the issues of literacy and its connection to socialisation of ISIS fighters.Please browse the the Vice Japan Youtube Channel in order to find social issues that are of interest to you if you do not yet have any ideas.

https://www.youtube.com/user/VICEjpch This week we will view at least two of the videos below in order to more deeply understand some problems originating in Asia that affect us all even if we do not notice them

This video looks at the hidden problem of what is essentially government sponsored slavery here in Japan and it’s connections to the upcoming 2020 olympics

The Worst Internship Ever: Japan’s Labor Pains

From Sex Worker to Seamstress: The High Cost of Cheap Clothes

Anti-Nuke Political Art https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI4pBzXhmUg An Introduction to the ideas of Richard Miller’s “Dark night of the soul” https://prezi.com/ul1_fmgdyozd/group-powerpoint-on-meditative-

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

We will continue our study of Carl Jung and his alternative approach to psychotherapy. There is a lot of information contained within the lectures below and it will be impossible for us to get to them all, so understand that there may be a lot of information we are unable to cover this week. Please begin preparing to learn about Jung by reading the blue handout I gave everyone about him and his theory. It is short and simple. Read it, look up new terms, and make notes in your notebooks.I have also given you a comic that outlines the essential points of Carl Jung’s life, thoughts and work. All of the Prezi’s below are helpful in understanding Jung, but we will mainly focus on the first one. If you find it interesting, then look at the other ones on your own time  😉

1. Below you will find an excellent prezi on the man and his thought.

https://prezi.com/5uupe0guimfa/jungian-analysis/

2. We will also use this prezi to illustrate differences between Freud and Jung.

https://prezi.com/izim1mruvaqj/jung-analytical-psychology/#

3. And we will use this one only for it’s beautiful quote

https://prezi.com/hzgr2n3fc-md/carl-jungs-analytical-psychology/

Here is a book that might be useful to you if you find Jung interesting and want to know more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-uzDXkIYFQ

Celebrity Psychological Types http://www.celebritytypes.com/infj.php

The test http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

writing-and-its-consequences/ Archetypes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaivpNssqVA

The Self Archetype

LITERATURE

Here is a super short prezi introducing the philosophical framework we will be working in the next two weeks  https://prezi.com/e36stynjbyqa/copy-of-existentialism-and-absurdism/

In order to have a discussion this week, you MUST read the story. We will be discussing this next week as well. The story is very common place, but also magical, and ridiculous. But if you do not read it, we cannot talk about it. Here is a link to the text in Japanese thanks to Ryo!

http://www.aozora.gr.jp/cards/001235/files/49866_41897.html

Here is an English version of the book that you can LISTEN to

Here is one of the prezi’s we will be using to understand Kafka’s life and writing.

https://prezi.com/utuaeiebbsl0/copy-of-the-metamorphosis-by-franz-kafka/

A really funny guy with a really good description of the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E9aOuf6eI8

An illustrated review in order to make it easier to understand

A really awesome place to start looking at questions and answers:

Alan Watts and Juddu Krishnamurti

http://zenpencils.com/comic/132-jiddu-krishnamurti-dont-compare-yourself-to-others/

A great playlist with Japanese subtitles

The Hero’s Journey

I understand that everyone is feeling at least a little anxiety now about graduating and what you will do next. Do something good for yourselves and take the time to watch this over the weekend!

This man has changed my life many times. It’s all in Japanese and it is very enjoyable