East Asian Languages and Cultures | Japan:The Living Tradition
E231 | 28868 | Rubinger, R

3 credits
This class for undergraduates only
This class carries Culture Studies and COLL A&H distribution credit

This course will survey high points in Japan's cultural tradition
from earliest times to the present. Connections to contemporary
culture will be drawn wherever possible.

Topics will include: social hierarchies, religious traditions, the
performing arts and film, literacy and language, warrior values, the
culture of beauty, popular culture, and relationships with the
outside world. The format will be lecture/discussion with film,
video, and slide showings. Requirements include a midterm and final
examination, and one paper.