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Japanese 231

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JAPANESE 231N SYLLABUS
OSU/LIMA FALL QUARTER 2004



COURSE: ELEMENTS OF JAPANESE CULTURE

231N 05 Credit Hours
Call No.: 30117-8
Instructor: Sandra Liechty: phoebe@bright.net
Mon./ Weds. 5:30-7:30PM Galvin Hall Rm: tba
 

This course will introduce some basic and important elements of Japanese culture for the purpose of helping the student understand modern-day Japan and the interdependence of our two nations. An interdisciplinary approach will be followed, drawing from the fields of anthropology, art, business, geography, history, literature, politics and religion.

The material will be presented through the use of selected chapters of our text, The Japanese Today, Change And Continuity, by Edwin O. Reischauer, former US ambassador to Japan, (revised and updated by Marius Jansen of Princeton University) along with lectures, supplementary handouts, video clips and assigned reading. A three ring notebook is recommended for the organization of supplementary materials and should provide the student a valuable resource for future reference and use. (Particularly for Education majors.)

Each student will bring in a minimum of four current events on Japan from the mass media for the Quarter. These will be shared and discussed in class to provide a dialectic between contemporary issues/events and rich historical traditions.

TEXT: The Japanese Today, Change And Continuity,(Enlarged Edition, by Edwin O. Reischauer and Marius B. Jansen, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995. (Paperback). A Calendar of assigned reading will be provided.

REQUIREMENTS:
QUIZZES BIWEEKLY    25%
MAJOR CULTURE PAPER OF 8 PAGES (Double spaced with a cover page and an extra page listing resources)    25%
15-20 MINUTE ORAL PRESENTATION EITHER ALONE OR IN GROUPS ON A TOPIC OF YOUR CHOICE (Evaluation based upon the Research, Visual Aids and Overall Presentation)    25%
FINAL EXAM    25%

Last Modified on 05/23/2008