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Catalog 2020-2021 
Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JAPN 410 - Quakes and Nukes: (Un)Natural Japanese Environments

Japan is richly diverse, from the tundra-like north to the subtropical south. Its islands are shaped by earthquakes, volcanoes, and man-made ecologies. We study the Japanese archipelago from multiple scientific and humanistic perspectives, including material from scientific journals, films, history, anthropology, and Japanese comics. We cover the basics of Japanese geology, Pacific seismology (the Ring of Fire), the causes and effects of nuclear radiation, and the changes to the land. 

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): (Prereq: GE  Areas A1 and A2 and A3 and B4 with C- or better)
General Education: UDB Integrated Scientific Inquiry and Quant Reason
Typically Offered: Fall term only

Units: 3