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Program Description

Communications and Film Studies Summer 2018 Program

July 1 - July 21, 2018

The summer 2018 program to Japan was born out of a high demand. Students will learn the concepts and principles of Interpersonal Communication as they experience the "old" and "new" Japan by visiting key architectural and cultural sites, such as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.  Students will gain an appreciation of the historical, cultural, and linguistic diversity of the country, and will learn how Japanese people view their society and identity. In addition, students will understand the significance of Japan's relationship with the United States.  This program will offer a valuable experience for students to gain an understanding of effective communication in a global society.

Additionally, students will study the work of classical and contemporary Japanese directors and how their work has advanced the international art of cinema. The Film Studies course will analyze landmark films by celebrated Japanese directors in terms of theme, structure and cinematic technique. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the “auteur” director. Japanese directorial contributions to specific genres such as sci-fi, martial arts, and horror will be explored.

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