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Fall Semester 2019
May 26, 2020
Please note: Textbooks may be ordered a few weeks in advance of, and through the end of each semester

FYS 501 - Japan on Screen
Japan on ScreenAn introduction to film studies within an area studies context, centering on five prominent Japanese films by major directors (1950-2010). Students learn how to read films beyond narrative content, acquiring the vocabulary and skills necessary for formal film analysis. Taught in reverse chronological order, students will encounter films by Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Itami Jūzō, Teshigahara Hiroshi, Kurosawa Akira, and Ozu Yasujirō, capped with a glimpse at one of Ozu's silent comedies. Course readings and writing assignments will consider questions of the auteur, film form, and reception as well as the place of film within the larger context of Japanese society.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: View scheduled sections

Books and Materials By Section:
Interdisciplinary Studies Division
Asian Studies Department

Course Attributes:
[AC], ASIA Program, [W1], Open to first-year students

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