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POLITICS THROUGH FILM
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Doshisha University - 'Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ.'
UC Course SubjectAsian Studies
Number & Suffix: 106
Full UC Title: POLITICS THROUGH FILM 
Transcript Title: POLITICS THRU FILM 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course examines politics through the medium of film in Japan and in the U.S. Films can provide a perspective on how we view political, economic, social, and cultural issues. The readings provide history and context. Class time is devoted to discussion to explore questions such as: How is gender, class, and race reflected in the films? From social science perspectives, what do the films ‘get right’ and what do they ‘get wrong’? What do the films teach us about politics, society, or popular culture? What do the films tell us about the culture of the times? Are the films still relevant today? Do films shape the way we view politics or does politics shape the way we view films? This course has two distinct (but overlapping sections): analyzing portrayals of gender, class, and race in classic Japanese films; and analyzing portrayals of candidates and politics in Hollywood and Japanese films. The class does not cover film aesthetics or film theory. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: POLITICS THROUGH FILM 
Partner University Department: Institute for the Liberal Arts 
Partner University Course Number: 12001424