ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 005
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Class Misc Info:
The course is for students who can read Japanese newspapers with a dictionary.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The course is for students who can read Japanese newspapers with a dictionary. It aims to understand aspects of Japanese society and politics as they appear in the original language, unmediated by the process of translation into English. We will choose select media-based keywords, examine their meanings within the context in which they appear, and seek to broaden our understanding of those meanings by examining related or relevant concepts in historical and other contemporary sources. Students will be evaluated on the basis of (1) class participation, preparation and discussion and (2) a ten-page (or less) paper based on each student's select keyword.

There are no books or coursepack to be purchased. The instructor will supply newspaper clippings and assign associated readings that are on JSTOR or otherwise easily accessible to students. Students will also choose readings when assigned to "host" a session.

Terms we will investigate may include: Sumô, Haken shain, Rokusha kaigi Baishin'in seido, Kenpô kaisei, Yûsei min' eika, Shôshika, Kôreika, Kodomo/oya gyakutai, Kakusa shakai and Ondanka.

ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
20317
Open
5
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
22744
Open
1
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets together with HISTART 489 section 006
003 (SEM)
P
23699
Open
8
 
-
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
26297
Open
7
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: This course meets together with ANTHRCUL 458 section 003 and HISTORY 498 section 001
005 (SEM)
P
28913
Open
9
 
-
F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This course is for students who can read Japanese newspapers with a dictionary
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