Advanced: Modern Pop Culture

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced: Modern Pop Culture

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Japanese

  • Language Level

    Advanced, High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course for advanced students at levels 5 to 6 or the equivalent in the core curriculum focuses on contemporary Japanese popular culture: "J-pop" music, movies, dramas, animated films, sports, fashion, and other forms of "youth culture" (wakamono-bunka). The course aims to help students learn new phrases and expressions that would normally not be taught in a formal classroom situation, and to deepen their understanding of contemporary popular culture.