From Samurai to "Salariman": Japanese History through Film and Literature
Session
Four Week - First
Class Number
2771
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Description
A study of Japanese history from 1600 to the present through the media of film and literature. It also explores the relationship between history and drama, in particular how they can illuminate or conceal basic truths and values of the past. Views of life and modern times, obsessions with honor and suicide, the changing role of women in society, the encounter between Japanese and foreign cultures, and themes of war and pacifism will be investigated. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course.
Class Attributes
Culture (GEP)
Culture (GFR)
Notes
This course will require that students regularly view assigned films. All films required will be available at no charge for viewing on campus in the UMBC campus library. Some films may also be available through other online sources such as HuluPlus, but film sources other than the library will require a separate rental fee. *** This is a fully online course. It requires reliable internet access and computer literacy; and the ability to self-manage independent learning assignments according to deadlines. In place of classroom activities, online work may include independent mastery assignments, discussion boards, videos with quizzes, writing assignments, and other active learning experiences. Students are responsible for completing these online learning experiences by the specified deadlines and in accordance with instructor requirements.
Class Actions
Book Store
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Constantine Vaporis
Meets
TBA
Dates
06/01/2021 - 06/25/2021
Room
WEB
Instruction Mode
Online
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
9
Seats Open
16
Class Capacity
25
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
25