Japan and the Atomic Bomb|
SISP 381, EAST 384, DANC 384, AMST 381|
|Certificates: International Relations|
This course consists of two required parts: a classroom seminar, held on Monday afternoons, and a movement lab, held on Tuesday evenings.
The seminar focuses on the scientific, cultural, and political origins of the bombs; their use in the context of aerial bombings and related issues in military history; the decisions to use them; the human cost both to those on whom they were dropped and those who dropped them; and their place in history, culture, and identity politics to the present. Sources will include works on the history of science; military, political, and cultural history; literary and other artistic interpretations; and a large number of primary source documents, mostly regarding U.S. policy questions.
The movement lab will provide occasion for students, through an embodied approach, to ask the following questions: What is it to forget, remember, mourn, and pray? How do we transcend violence and loss? How does being or becoming a mover affect our emotional rigor and creativity in learning and understanding?
The course will be team taught. The other instructor's name is Eiko Otake. Prof Johnston will teach at the 1:10 - 4:00 time on Monday, Eiko will teach Tuesday 7:30 - 9:30.
It will require multiple drafts of at least one research paper.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(DANC-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
The following three will be included for certain; further readings will be added.
Richard Rhodes, THE MAKING OF THE ATOMIC BOMB
Kyoko Selden, THE ATOMIC BOMB: VOICES FROM HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI
J. Samuel Walker, PROMPT AND UTTER DESTRUCTION
Jim Ottaviani, FALLOUT
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four short response papers and two drafts of one research paper (tentative). Attendance required for all class meetings. A possible evening workshop period to be scheduled (optional).
|Instructor(s): Otake,Eiko Johnston,William D. Times: .M..... 01:10PM-04:00PM; ..T.... 07:30PM-09:30PM; Location: PAC136; FEAS SEM; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
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