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Class Schedule Listing - 2024 Summer I (Jul 17, 2024)


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Self, Culture, and Illness in Japan - 12770 - ASST 4096 - 770
Notes: Major coordinator approval required. The Monday and Friday meetings for this class will be held in person; Wednesday's meeting will be conducted asynchronously online. Topical Course description: This reading & project-based course will explore the cross-cultural perspectives on the conceptions of the self in relation to the body, illness, and culture with particular focus on Japanese conceptions of the person. The issues we will investigate will include anthropological perspectives on the self with a focus on Japan, the relationships between bodily conceptions and identities, the problems of body/mind dualism, illness and culture, conceptions of mental health and therapy, and conceptions of a “good death”. We will discuss how these issues all relate to personhood, or the idea of the person. You will conduct independent research on a topic of your choice related to self, culture, and illness in Japan (with consultation with the instructor). You will deepen your skills in choosing bibliographic tools, in finding and evaluating authoritative sources, and organizing and properly formatting a research paper.

Associated Term: 2024 Summer I
Registration Dates: Mar 24, 2024 to May 30, 2024
Registration Levels: Graduate, NonDegree Continuing Undergrad, Undergraduate
Special Approval: Major Coordinator - JPN ONLY
Course Attributes: Writing Intensive

Japan Campus
Base Lecture Schedule Type
Mix of In-person and Online Instructional Method
Credit Hours: 3.000

Seats Available: 12

Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm MF Temple Japan Main Building 00303 May 27, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024 Base Lecture Sachiko Horiguchi (P)E-mail
Online course activity TBA   TBA May 27, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024 Base Lecture Sachiko Horiguchi (P)E-mail

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