Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

JAPA 320: Japanese Cinema

JAPA 320-A01: Japanese Cinema: The Films of Akira Kurosawa
(Summer 2014)

07:00 PM to 09:40 PM MWF

Aquia Building 347

Section Information for Summer 2014


Michael Jeck

Intense study of films by one of the world’s greatest directors, from early works to late period spectacles, from samurai to business suits, from the classics to unsung, little-known works. The course emphasizs the films' brilliantly cinematic focus on Promethean heroes at odds with their environments.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Comprehensive analysis of Japanese cinema based on cross-cultural perspectives and cultural criticism. Major developments and trends as viewed in selected Japanese films with emphasis on post war and contemporary eras. Knowledge of Japanese history, communication, and cultural studies or film and media studies helpful. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Schedule Type: Lecture

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