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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JPN 195-01 - Introductory Special Topic: Japanese Society and Popular Culture

4 credits (Fall)
Cross-listed as: EAS 195-01 . This course provides an introduction to postwar Japan through major ideas and social changes that impacted Japanese popular culture. Using cross-disciplinary methodologies drawn from sociology, history, literature and film studies, we will explore critical questions such as center/margin, past/future, and self/other. Readings and screenings will examine the impact of postwar social, economic, and political changes on various groups of people, including corporate workers, youth, women, and ethnic minorities.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Saito