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HST 156 – Samurai in History & Film

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Explores the history of the samurai class in Japan, as represented in primary historical sources, recent secondary scholarship, and contemporary popular culture. Prerequisite: HST 055 or HST 151.

Section Description: This course explores the history of the samurai class in Japan as represented in primary sources, secondary scholarship and popular culture, with a particular emphasis on the Tokugawa period (1603-1868). Students will read extensively, engage in meaningful classroom discussions, write numerous analytical essays, and critically explore a series of Japanese films that focus on samurai topics and themes by directors such as Kinugasa Teinosuke, Kurosawa Akira, Kobayashi Masaki, and Yamada Yōji. Prerequisite: HST-055 or HST-151

CRN: 14862

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 23/40

Days Time Location
TR 10:05 - 11:20 MORRILL HALL 010

Instructor(s): Erik W. Esselstrom

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020