SOCĀ 3237 Contemporary Japanese Culture: 3 semester hours

Same as ANTHRO 3237. Prerequisites: Junior Level Standing. Through ethnographies, biographies, fiction, films, anime, manga, television, music, magazines, and other media, the course investigates a range of topics related to Japanese history, social diversity, subcultural identity, gender, demographic change, and media. The study of Japanese culture is ideal for understanding theoretical issues such as the construction of gender and sexuality, identity formation, nationalism, emerging youth cultures, and the processes of globalization and localization. Satisfies University cultural diversity requirements.