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JAPN 316 - Japanese Myth and Folktales

This course examines the native belief systems and the supernatural as reflected in a rich tradition of folktales, myths, songs, and proverbs in Japan. Students analyze the ways in which social practice and cultural norms/codes have been linked to folklore in Japan. The course also employs a variety of media such as woodblock prints, animation, and films to study the various manifestations of the supernatural in Japanese culture. Taught in English.

Typically Offered: Fall term only - odd years

Units: 4