Units of Study Offered in Japanese Studies

JPNS3675 - Japanese Cinema

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mats Karlsson


Cinema is an essential part of cultural life in Japan, which has one of the richest film traditions in the world. This unit introduces the history of Japanese cinema through lectures on important films organised according to major themes and genres. Besides weekly screenings of films, lectures will be richly illustrated with film excerpts. Students will gain an overall insight into the role of cinema in Japanese society and gain the ability to analyse films critically.


1x1800wd essay (30%) 1x1200wd film review (20%) 1x1000wd film blog (15%) 1x1500wd semester exam (25%) tutorial participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week


(JPNS2622) or (12 Senior intermediate credit points from Asian Studies) or (ARHT2656 and one of ARHT2652, ARHT2653, ARHT2655, ARHT2657, ENGL2627, ENGL2638, ENGL3604, FILM2601, HSTY2608, ICLS2637 or MUSC2663) or (12 Senior credit points from ICLS)

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program


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