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: $30 each class
Course Schedule: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00PM CST You do not need to attend all classes in the session, each one will have individual registration and payment through Eventbrite.
Class Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22
Week 1 (June 1): My Neighbor Totoro
Week 2 (June 8): Spirited Away
Week 3 (June 15): Only Yesterday
Week 4 (June 22): Princess Mononoke
*Registration ends one hour prior to the class start time. Please register before then to reserve your spot.