ENG 209 : World Literature -Asian (Japan)
Introduces a range of Japanese texts and films in order to explore the artistic, social, political, and historical characteristics of Japanese literature from the earliest poems to contemporary novels. Explores movements in literary and artistic traditions from multiple periods (e.g., Heian, Meiji) and analyzes how texts emphasize or resist the values of each historical moment. Considers issues of social class, religion, and aesthetics as they apply to creative works.
(WR 115and RD 115) or IRW 115or equivalent placement. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B,Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS.