HUM 167   Introduction to Japanese Culture (3 Hours)

The course acquaints students with the arts and ideas of Japan, from its pre-history through the present day. The approach is interdisciplinary, examining artistic and philosophical values embodied in theatre (including dance and music), painting (calligraphy), woodblock prints, ceramics, sculpture, literature, and gardens, as well as modern developments including anime and film. In addition to developing the students' appreciation of Japan's contribution to world culture, the course aims to enhance students' understanding of the contemporary world.