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as of 11/21/2019

JAPANESE CULTURAL HISTORY: ANCIENT TIMES TO 1600
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectAsian Studies
Number & Suffix: 40
Full UC Title: JAPANESE CULTURAL HISTORY: ANCIENT TIMES TO 1600 
Transcript Title: JAPAN CULTURAL HIST 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: This course is a general survey of the history of Japanese culture from the ancient period down to 1600. In the class lectures, focus will be primarily placed on religion, art, literature, and thought, although political and economic matters will be discussed from time to time. Through readings, discussions, and films, students will examine the main currents of Japanese culture: the introduction and spread of Buddhism; the influence of Buddhism on Japanese art and architecture; the rise and development of a native Japanese literature; and the creation of a Japanese approach to religion. The course will also look at traditional Japanese culture and try to discover what is uniquely Japanese about that culture. Texts: Paul Varley, JAPANESE CULTURE. Assessment: exam (40%), short paper or book report (20%), class participation (20%), others (20%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: JAPANESE CULTURAL HISTORY: ANCIENT TIMES TO 1600 
Partner University Department: Area Studies 
Partner University Course Number: ARSA101L