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Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Japanese
Language Prerequisite: No Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Culture, Japanese
Housing Options: Student Residence/ On Campus Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
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Global Learning Program
Tokyo, Japan with KCP International


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EAST 430 Topics in Contemporary Japanese Society 
(4 credits) SYLLABUS.pdf

INTL 205/305 Education Abroad (6 credits)

Credits: 10 total

Pre-Reqs: Instructor permission for EAST 430; none for INTL 205/305

Program and Travel Dates: June 22 - July 21, 2019

Program Description: kcp student classroom

Students arrive in Tokyo on 6/22 and take intensive Japanese language classes at the appropriate level until 7/6. EAST 430 begins on 7/8 and ends on 7/21. 

Course Highlights:

Students spend one month in Shinjuku (Tokyo).
Excursions include a day trip to Kamakura and a visit of the Ghibli Museum (subject to change).

Expectations of Participants:

INTL 205/305 is an intensive Japanese language course. Students spend most of the day in the classroom.  Distance from school to nearest train station is less then 10 minutes on foot.  Distance from train station to dorm may vary considerably.

INTL 205/305 includes excursions by bus (led by KCP staff) that may require walking.
EAST 430 includes excursion to Kamakura/ Mitaka that requires a substantial amount of walking. The months of June and July in Japan are hot and humid.

Refrigeration should be accessible at any time.

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Massimiliano Tomasi
Dr. Tomasi is Professor of Japanese and Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Western Washington University. He earned a Ph.D. in Japanese from Nagoya University. Publications include Rhetoric in Modern Japan: Western Influences on the Development of Narrative and Oratorical Style (University of Hawaii Press, 2004); The Literary Theory of Shimamura Hōgetsu (1871-1918) and the Development of Feminist Discourse in Modern Japan (Mellen, 2008), and The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature: Metaphors of Christianity (Routledge, 2018).  Prof. Tomasi has led students to Europe five times between 2008 and 2012. This will be his fourth time leading a group to Japan.
Office: MH 222C
Phone: 360-650-3339

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