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A Frog Jumps In: Seminar in Japanese History & Culture
HUM1035 - 4 Credits - Intermediate
- Wednesday 11:30am-12:50pm in Dalrymple/D21
- Friday 11:30am-12:50pm in Dalrymple/D21
Faculty: Seth Harter
The ripples of Japanese culture have reached all sides of the Pacific. This seminar will examine selected topics in the origins and development of Japanese history and culture from the earliest records to the present. We will begin with a general overview of Japanese language, history and geography. We will then consider the fundamental themes of Japanese history while reading key works on Japanese literature, politics, religion, and contemporary society. We will pay particular attention to issues of art and the environment. Each student will complete a number of short assignments in the first half of the term and an independent research project and linked presentation in the second half of the term. Knowledge of Japanese language is not necessary, but some prior exposure to Japanese culture will be helpful.