HISTORY 196 - First-Year Seminar
Section: 002 Floating World in Feudal Japan
Term: WN 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Course Note:
A basic introduction to historical thinking and method through small-course seminar experience. Topics vary from term to term; however, no matter what the topic, students can expect to spend a great deal of time learning to think critically about historical questions and to write well. As such, the First-Year seminar should serve as an introduction to upper-level course work in history and related fields of study.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the paradoxes that characterized early modern Japan: rule by the samurai who fought no wars, status hierarchy in which the lowest were the wealthiest, the rural structure that gave [nearly] full autonomy to the most heavily taxed population, and steaming urban cultural extravaganza amidst the stifling idealism of Confucian morality. What really went on? By focusing on the first half of the Tokugawa period (1600-1750), the course will bring alive the activities and concerns of women and men of various classes by highlighting topics such as sexualities, popular and high cultures, rural commerce, urban property relations, samurai ideology, ruling structure, and crime and punishment. Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation and discussion, short quizzes, and a paper.

HISTORY 196 - First-Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
45001
Open
6
1HSSP Y1
5Y1
-
WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
45002
Open
1
1Y1
-
Tu 7:00PM - 10:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
46455
Open
3
1Y1
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 003: Meets with WS 151.001
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ISBN: 9780811201872
The life of an amorous woman, and other writings. Edited and translated by Ivan Morris., Author: ed. and transl. by Ivan Morris., Publisher: New Directions 1. publ. a 1963
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