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Pima Community College Offering Anime Course

posted on 2002-01-04 12:49 EST
Anyone in the Tucson, Arizona area might want to consider taking a course in anime... taught by our very own Zac Bertschy!

Excerpted from the Press Release:

Pima Community College is offering a course in Japanese Animation (Anime) this coming spring 2002 semester. The course number for the class is JPN198T2 - Japanese Anime. The course will be taught at the East Campus, and meets once a week from 6:00 to 8:40 PM on Thursdays starting January 17th. The official course description is:

This course examines Japanese Anime as an indice of cultrual and economic resulting from Japanese/Western contact. The history, characteristics, and techniques used in Anime will be discussed. Of course, you will also watch a lot of Anime in this class. All instruction is in English so no Japanese language ability is required.

If you are interested in taking this class try to register AS SOON AS YOU CAN because the word is that there are a lot of people interested in taking this course and as of now there is only one section when the course will be taught, so enrollment will fill up the available slots quickly.

So why take a course in Anime? You may learn a lot more about the shows that you're watching, and a lot about Japanese society and culture in the process - especially how it is depicted in anime versus what it really is. You will also get to learn about all those items that you see in anime shows and finally know what they really mean.

The course will be taught by Wayne Haarbye and Zac Bertschy. We view this as a golden opportunity to help further bring anime into the forefront and help to establish it as a legitimate art form and topic.

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