Japanese Cinematic Art

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Japanese Cinematic Art

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Film Studies, Radio/Television/Film, Television Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    4 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0 - 0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0 - 0
  • Overview

    Cinema offers dynamic ways to learn about a particular country’s history, society and culture. By watching crucial films by influential Japanese filmmakers, this course will provide students a unique way of experiencing Japan. Through exploring artistic, cultural, and political implications in these films, students will learn how Japanese filmmakers explore themes and cultural landscapes pertinent to modern Japan. Students will learn to read visual images in context of larger issues of social, cultural or historical significance.