The following journal entry prompts are suggestions. Professors may come up with different ones for their individual course sections. 

Example 1

Studio Ghibli’s work often has themes about conflicts between man and the natural world. Pick one of the films they produced and explain how this theme is integrated into the story. Which characters represent the natural world? How is the conflict shown? Is it resolved?

Example 2

Here is a link to a Japanese scroll “Six Jewel River” ( (1839) by Sakai Ōho in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Can you see themes of approaches to drawing or color that are reminiscent of anime? Describe them.

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