Debating Japan and the World in Japanese|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
Tied to courses being offered in the CEAS, students in this course read related literature, scholarly articles and blogs, watch videos and films, and debate in Japanese about current events and issues surrounding Japan, Asia, and the world. Guest Japanese speakers may visit the class. Some possible themes are foodways, educational systems, Japanese relations with other Asian countries, identity and stereotypes, and cultural appropriation. However, an overarching focus will be on the history and current dynamics of Japanese-American relations. All materials, reading and writing assignments, and discussion will be in Japanese, with some comparative materials in English, and some translation by students into English. Native speakers of Japanese are strongly encouraged to participate.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Lang/Lit/F)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Materials will vary, but will range from excerpts from primary documents such as the Constitution of Japan, diaries by kamikaze pilots, to works of literature, manga, and scholarly books by public intellectuals such as Magosaki Ukeru and Saruta Sayo.Films and documentaries will also be used to promote debate.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Translation assignment, 3-4 short essays in Japanese to be uploaded to a blog, weekly short presentations in Japanese.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Native or advanced-level Japanese required.
|Instructor(s): Watanabe,Takeshi Times: .....F. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: FEAS SEM; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 4||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 12||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: 2|