ENG 381 (U)Intermediate Topics in Literature: The Literature of Disaster in Japan
PRISM #
4463
Credits
3
Format
LEC
Days
Th 05:30PM – 07:00PM
Instructor
Friederich,Lee Evans
Room
AH009
Final Exam
12-21-17 5:00PM- 7:00PM
Section
L471
Session
Regular Academic Session
Start Date
9/5/2017
End Date
12/22/2017
Class Type
Compressed Video
Blended
Open Seats
5

Description

Through reading (and/or viewing), discussing, and writing about literary texts and popular forms such as film, manga (comics), anime, and visual art, students will gain and demonstrate a broad understanding of the impact of global events on local cultures from many literary and cultural perspectives. Students will also acquire proficiencies communicating effectively across cultural boundaries through a major service-learning project in Japan or in their home communities. ENG 101; ENG 102; and junior standing or cons. instr.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Special Notes

The March 2011 (┐3.11┐) earthquake tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan provide an unexpected opportunity to examine literary cultural and humanitarian responses to both natural and nuclear disaster in Japan as well as previous responses to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In addition to exposing students to historical and contemporary Japanese literature visual culture (manga film and anime) and the scholarship of disaster this course will also provide a uniquely Japanese-American perspective of the disaster and life in contemporary Japan through Ruth Ozeki┐s recent novel A Tale for the Time Being which will be woven throughout the course. Service Learning projects will take place in the home communities of students in schools community centers and libraries. BAAS Designations: Global Studies Service Learning and Cognitive Skills. Prerequisite: ENG 102

Associate Degree Requirements