Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

COM 326 Japanese Cinema: Theory & History(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. A survey of  Japanese cinema from its prehistory to the present, interrogating the relationship between cinema and Japanese society through familiar concepts such as auteur, genre, national characteristics and ethnicity, gender and racial hierarchy, culture, Tradition vs. Modernity, the East and the West. We will focus on both historical specificities of "Japan" and formal aspects of filmic texts. Defining cinema as a social practice, our discussion will cover ideological negotiations involved in film exhibition and identity formation. 

Credits

4

Cross Listed Courses

COM 326/EAS 326

Prerequisite

ENG 151 and any 200-level HSS course and sophomore standing or 45 credits.

Notes

This course may be used to satisfy the East Asian Studies minor.