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Class Schedule Listing - 2020 Spring (Sep 19, 2019)

 

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Self, Culture, and Illness in Japan - 40925 - ASST 4096 - 801
Topical Section Description: Who are we? How is our understanding of our ‘self’ related to our physical and/ or psychological well-being? And to what extent do our cultural backgrounds affect our conceptions of well-being? This capstone writing course (for Asian Studies major) will aim at answering these questions through critically exploring the cross-cultural conceptions of self, health, and illness with particular focus on Japanese society. The topics to be covered in this course will include anthropological perspectives on conceptions of the self/ personhood, health/ illness/ disease, body/ mind, mental health & therapy, as well as critical perspectives on medical and healing systems. Students registered for this course will read works on these topics and will be encouraged to reflect on their own everyday practices so that they can engage deeply with the topics in the Japanese context and critically assess previous writings. They will also conduct independent research on a topic of their choice for the final research paper (upon consultation with the instructor) and will make a presentation on the topic. In the writing process, students will deepen their skills in choosing bibliographic tools, in finding and evaluating authoritative sources, and organizing and properly formatting a research paper.

Associated Term: 2020 Spring
Registration Dates: No dates available
Registration Levels: Graduate, NonDegree Continuing Undergrad, Undergraduate
Course Attributes: Writing Intensive

Japan Campus
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Credit Hours: 3.000

Seats Available: 18


Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 2:10 pm - 3:10 pm MWF TBA Jan 14, 2020 - Apr 22, 2020 Base Lecture Sachiko Horiguchi (P)E-mail



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