Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
27147 FMS 264 LIFE & ANIME Spring 2019 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
10
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
36
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: CLT 264, CLT 464, FMS 264, JPN 293 (P), JPN 493
Instructors: BRIDGES W
Final Exam Schedule: GAVET 202 on 0510 at 1600
Description: The etymology of the word “anime” works its way through the English “animate” to the Latin “animare”—to instill with life. This course considers both how anime brings philosophy to life and the questions anime raises about the good (and bad) life. This course covers works of Japanese anime from the post-World War II period to the present. We begin with an introduction to the language and theory of Anime Studies. In subsequent weeks, students watch and analyze a variety of anime genres. This course employs a comparative approach to the study of anime: each anime is paired with excerpts from germane works of philosophy or literature. The course concludes with pairings of student-selected viewings and readings. All anime viewed for this course include English subtitling.
Clusters: H1CLT003, H1JPN002, H1JPN004, H1JPN010