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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JAPN 462 - Japanese Cinema

An examination of the history, aesthetic achievements, major directors and themes, and cultural explorations of Japanese cinema. Includes close look at Japan’s leading auteur directors. Course will be offered on even numbered years (Spring).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Summarize Japanese film history from the silent era to present day movies.
  • Compare how the developing technology in film relates to the aesthetic sensibilities in Japanese culture.
  • Evaluate the changing economic structure of the Japanese film industry.
  • Assess the different genres, film grammar, and editing and lighting styles used in Japanese films.
  • Appraise their role as moviegoers and increase their ability to watch films critically.
  • Examine how the tools of camera angles, lighting, editing and sound manipulate how we feel about a filmed subject.
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