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Fourth-Year Japanese I: Conceptualizations of Identity in Contemporary Japan
JAPN 219
Spring 2021 not offered
This course may be repeated for credit.

Enrolled students and faculty will determine the twice-weekly, 80-minute class meeting times together.

This course involves close readings of modern literary texts, attention to current events reported in the media, and examinations of visual materials and critical discussions in Japanese. Placing Japan in a global perspective, the course addresses the following three main themes surrounding Japan in comparison to the world.
(1) Issues pertaining to the modern Japanese family (declining birthrate, aging society, women's social advancement)
(2) Bioethics (regenerative medicine, cloning, reproductive choices, life-extending and end-of-life care)
(3) Identity (questions of "Japanese-ness," as well as issues faced by so-called "gaijin," immigrants, refugees, biracial/bicultural individuals, and resident Koreans or "zainichi")
*These themes are subject to change.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CEAS
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: JAPN218
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)

Last Updated on JUN-21-2024
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