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as of 11/21/2019

WESTERN PERCEPTIONS OF JAPANESENESS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectAsian Studies
Sociology
Number & Suffix: 102
Full UC Title: WESTERN PERCEPTIONS OF JAPANESENESS 
Transcript Title: WEST VIEW OF JAPAN 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course analyzes how the western world perceives the Japanese people and culture and discusses how cultural constructs are formed through state policies, literature, manga, anime, and films. Moreover, the course looks at the transformations that have occurred throughout the years, and the implications that imaging “Japaneseness” has today. The main objective is to examine the cultural and political processes that give as a result western perceptions of Japanese images, stereotypes, and identities. By the end of the course, students should be able to analyze critically processes of construction of Japanese images, and consider implications for the interaction with the global world. Assessment: final exam (45%), short reports (15%), class participation (20%), and a group presentation (20%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: WESTERN PERCEPTIONS OF JAPANESENESS 
Partner University Department: Global Education Center 
Partner University Course Number: CMFC133L