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OSPKYOTO 31: Independent Study in Energy and Technology

Issues related to technology development in Japan, including energy resources and production, with a particular concern for identifying similarities and differences with the United States.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-3 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Su, L. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 32: Independent Study - Gender and Sexuality in East Asia

Students may focus on either China or Japan, or pursue a comparative perspective covering both. Possible topics include: period focus (early modern era, twentieth century, contemporary); the "New Woman"/"Modern Girl" in the early twentieth century; feminism and "the woman question"; masculinity; queer history; sex work and the entertainment industry; reproduction, fertility control, abortion; images in fiction and film.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Sommer, M. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 38: From Chashitsu to Muji: a Creative Introduction to the Roots of Contemporary Japanese Design

The chashitsu (Japanese tea house) and other Japanese traditional buildings in the sukiya style as keys to understanding the guiding principles of Japanese design and social aesthetics as they have evolved to the present day. Combination of the practical, creative and experiential, allowing students to engage with the subject of sensory design in the timeless Japanese context. Visits to Japanese traditional buildings to learn about and experience their spatial, material and sensory qualities from a historical, cultural, design and non-visual perspective.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 40M: An Intro to Making: What is EE

Is a hands-on class where students learn to make stuff. Through the process of building, you are introduced to the basic areas of EE. Students build a "useless box" and learn about circuits, feedback, and programming hardware, a light display for your desk and bike and learn about coding, transforms, and LEDs, a solar charger and an EKG machine and learn about power, noise, feedback, more circuits, and safety. And you get to keep the toys you build. Prerequisite: CS 106A.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPKYOTO 45: Japan's Energy-Environment Conundrum

Japan's energy-environment challenges and their consequences for Japan¿s wider society and economy. Question of how Japan's policy makers will balance energy and environmental needs and how the answers will affect the country's future as a leading regional power. Students will gain a sound understanding of the structure of Japan's energy-environment challenges and a practical analytical framework by which they can evaluate these challenges and develop their own balanced assessments.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hugh, M. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 54: Innovation in Japan's Old and New Industries

Changing paradigms in Japan's patterns of innovation. Key factors driving Japan's recent innovation boom; 'wisdom innovation' model, retaining Japan's traditional emphasis on quality, craftsmanship and service while adding a new focus on wider applicability to the globalized economy. Industries leading this change, including telecommunications, e-commerce, finance, energy, media, tourism and retail. Insights into Japanese business culture.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Sugai, P. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 58: A Journey into the Buddhist Visual Arts of Japan

Impact of Buddhism on the arts and culture of Japan as seen in the ancient capital of Kyoto. Image production, iconography, representational strategies, as well as the ritual and visual functions of Buddhist sculpture and painting with a focus on selected historical temples and their icons. Also examination of architectural and landscape elements of temple layouts, within which iconographic programs are framed, images are enlivened, and practices centered on these devotional and ritual art.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 66: Robotics: Technology and Culture

This course provides an introduction to robotics technology and its relationship to culture. Students will learn how to build, program, and control robotic devices using kits that facilitate development of hands-on skills. In addition, we will examine the influence of robotics on culture and vice versa. In the process, students will gain an appreciation for the capabilities and limitations of robots, develop practical interdisciplinary engineering skills, and understand how the design of robots is driven by culture. In-class laboratories will give students hands-on experience in assembling mechanical systems, making circuits, programming Arduino micro controllers, and testing robot behaviors. Tours to robotics laboratories in the Kyoto, Japan area will give students the chance to observe cutting-edge robotics research and interview Japanese researchers about how their environment influences the robots they design. Students will learn to assemble and program simple robotic devices, read and discuss original works and commentaries about robotics and Japanese culture, and work in teams to complete projects that examine an existing robot, its technical capabilities, and its relationship to Japanese culture.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 102K: Third-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, Second Quarter

Continuation of JAPANLNG 101. Goal is to express thoughts and opinions in paragraph length in spoken and written forms. Materials include current Japanese media and literature for native speakers of Japanese. Cultural and social topics related to Japan and its people. Prerequisite: JAPANLNG 101 if taken 2012-13 or later ( JAPANLNG 117 if taken 2011-12 or earlier)
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Ueda, H. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 103K: Third-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, Third Quarter

(Formerly OSPKYOTO 119K). Continuation of 118K. Goal is to express thoughts and opinions in paragraph length in spoken and written forms. Materials include current Japanese media and literature for native speakers of Japanese. Cultural and social topics related to Japan and its people. Prerequisite: JAPANLNG 102 or OSPKYOTO 102K if taken 2012-13 or later ( JAPANLNG 118 if taken 2011-12 or earlier)
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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