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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JPN 120 - Japanese Popular Culture and Society

4 credits (Fall)
This course will explore Japanese society and its cultural identity through their manifestations in popular culture, including food, fashion, pop music, manga, anime, otaku fandom, and internet culture. Through the examination of various artifacts of Japanese popular culture, reading of critical essays, and hands-on activities, students will gain an in-depth knowledge of Japanese popular culture and the social issues it reflects while familarizing themselves with some important concepts in cultural studies.

Prerequisite: None.
Note: Not offered every year.
Instructor: Schimmel