In this course, we will explore Japanese lifestyles, traditions, customs, values and ways of thinking through watching four Studio Ghibli movies: My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Only Yesterday, and Princess Mononoke. No Japanese language skills are required, but the participants are expected to watch the movies prior to starting the course (available at HBO Max).
Textbook: Copies of PPT slides will be provided for each class.
Course Duration: 1.5 hours x 4 weeks
Cost: $120 for 4 classes
Course Schedule: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00PM CST
Week 1: My Neighbor Totoro
Week 2: Spirited Away
Week 3: Only Yesterday
Week 4: Princess Mononoke