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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

4 credits (Fall)
This course will explore Japanese society and its cultural identity through their various manifestations through popular culture, including food, fashion, visual culture, comedic entertainment, pop music, and otaku fandom. Through the examination of various artifacts of Japanese popular culture and the reading of critical essays, students will gain an in-depth knowledge about Japanese popular culture and familiarize themselves with some important concepts in cultural studies.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Schimmel