Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): JPN 113; or equivalent language proficiency, or consent of instructor. Fourth-year level reading of authentic modern writings on Japanese culture, history, philosophy, society, religion, law, politics, international relations, aesthetics, and comparative culture by prominent critics, commentators, and scholars. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.