Japanese Studies (JPST)

Subject-area course lists indicate courses currently active for offering at the University of Louisville. Not all courses are scheduled in any given academic term. For class offerings in a specific semester, refer to the Schedule of Classes.

500-level courses generally are included in both the undergraduate- and graduate-level course listings; however, specific course/section offerings may vary between semesters. Students are responsible for ensuring that they enroll in courses that are applicable to their particular academic programs.

Course Fees

Some courses may carry fees beyond the standard tuition costs to cover additional support or materials. Program-, subject- and course-specific fee information can be found on the Office of the Bursar website.


JPST 310. Japanese Culture Through Film - D2, AH3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: The course will examine, through specifically selected films, social, cultural,and political aspects of contemporary Japanese society.

Note: Cross-listed with M L 310.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

JPST 311. Contemporary Japanese Culture - D2, SB3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: An introduction to contemporary Japanese culture through an exploration of various socio-cultural aspects, such as school structure, familial roles, religiosity, and literature.

Note: Cross-listed with M L 311.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

JPST 312. Japanese Popular Culture - AH, D23 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: This course is an introduction to modern and contemporary Japanese pop culture.

Note: Cross-listed with M L 312.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

JPST 313. Special Topics in Japanese Studies3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Odd Years

Description: Selected topics in Japanese studies.

Note: May be repeated once for credit.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes