Japanese Culture and Society

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Japanese Culture & Society

Spring 2021

Taught By: Eiko Ikegami

Section: AX

CRN: 8949

Credits: 4

This course will introduce students to major themes in Japanese culture. Topics include "samurai in Japanese history," Japanese aesthetics and fashion, traditional and contemporary arts, gender and family, Japanese capitalism and corporate culture, food, and manga and anime. Emphasis is placed on learning the basic outlines of Japanese history, while also learning to appreciate Japanese arts from Kabuki and the Tea ceremony to Anime. The pandemic prompted various virtual museums and exhibitions. Taking advantage of availability of various Japan related online resources, we will visit several Japan-related virtual exhibitions and also review some Japanese films. A background in Japanese studies is not required to take this class. Active class participation, including online site visits, is required.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Sociology (LSOC)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:08pm 5/8/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/22/2021 - 5/7/2021