Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
Courses of Study 2021-2022
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ASIAN 1114 - FWS: Minority Cultures of Japan


     
Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

First-Year Writing Seminar.

P. McQuade.

This course introduces students to populations considered “minority” within a Japanese context through a cultural studies lens. This includes ethnic minorities, such as resident Koreans and indigenous Ainu, sexual minorities, religious minorities, and migrants both to and from the Japanese archipelago. We will look at literature, film, and music (hip hop, rap), alongside sociological and ethnographic work on “minority” as a category, covering race, ethnicity, gender, and linguistic belonging in a comparative perspective. Assignments will cover genres such as personal essay, textual and film analysis, and op-ed column writing. No previous knowledge of the topic and no language requirements are necessary to take this course.



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