HUM 197 Japanese Film, Literature & Society

Barbara Nostrand, Ph.D.

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This course explores the history, society and literature of the Japanese people through film. Students will view about ten films which will include anime, fantasies, historical dramas and stories about modern Japan. This course is based on student discussions and focuses on the development of active and critical reading of foreign literature in translation. In addition to discussing each film, students will write individual film reviews during the course and submit a longer retrospective at the end of the course.

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