Middlebury

HIST 1029

Police Aesthetic Japan Film

Police Aesthetics in Japanese Film
In this course students will consider theories of police power in modern society while analyzing its representation in Japanese cinema. Each week we will begin with readings about one aspect of police power, and will then consider this aspect when analyzing a set of Japanese films. The objectives of the course are for students: (1) to gain a more multifaceted understanding of the police function in modern society, (2) to learn the general history of the Japanese police system, and (3) to cultivate an appreciation of Japanese film and its possibilities for critical reflection.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS NOA SOC WTR
Equivalent Courses:
JAPN 1029

Sections

Winter 2020

HIST1029A-W20 Lecture (Ward)