Feb 06, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HUM 213 - Introduction to Japanese Literature


4 credit(s)
This class is a survey course and will provide an introduction to Japanese literature from the earliest period to the modern era (Meiji Period). We are going to read translations of poetry and of passages from myths, plays, and novels - all in chronological order. Through reading texts in various literary styles, we will not only become familiar with cultural, historical, and social issues discussed in Japan, but more importantly, gain a skill to express our thoughts, perspectives, and beliefs in Japanese literary forms such as myths, diaries, noh, linked-poetry, haikai (haiku) and I-Novel. Understanding the unique literary styles along with their philosophical or religious background will be certainly beneficial for us to expand our worldview, learn to accommodate difference, and acknowledge humanistic issues beyond national boundaries.
Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: International Perspectives.



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