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JAPN 305: Introduction to Japanese Culture & Civilization

Course description

This course introduces various aspects of Japanese culture, including history, geography, religion, government, politics, customs and traditions. After a broad historical overview beginning in prehistory, this course focuses on the Tokugawa period as the bedrock for understanding modern Japanese society as a mass society. Taught in English. [Prereq: (GE Areas A1 and A2 and A3 and B4 with a C- or better) and (Junior or Senior Standing)]