GTBOOKS 222 - Great Books of Japan
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Great Books Program (GTBOOKS)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
A knowledge of Japanese is not required.
Other Course Info:
Taught in English. W (in odd years).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will introduce students to major works of Japanese literature from the Heian (794-1185) through Heisei (1989-present) periods. We will read texts drawn from major genres of poetry, theater, and fiction and analyze these works in relation to the development of Japanese aesthetics. We will also explore ways to understand these works in relation to the social and cultural history of Japan.

Course Requirements:

Students will be required to take an in-class mid-term and final and to write two papers (5-7 pages in length). In addition, students will be expected to keep a reading journal.

Intended Audience:

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Class Format:

This course will include on-campus field trips to the Asia Library and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

GTBOOKS 222 - Great Books of Japan
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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