For our final discussion of the term, we will have a class-wide discussion of the following 3 discussion prompts. Please feel free to answer honestly; you will not be penalized in any way for your frankness, for the 3rd prompt or any part of this discussion (keeping it respectful of everyone, of course!)
2. A few days after the event described above in which you deeply impressed the important person with your insights about Classical Japanese literature and culture, you are now known to your co-workers (sarcastically) and bosses (admiringly) as the “expert on Japan.” Someone asks you if it is true that in Japan slurping noodles is considered polite. Pretending to be called away on an important call, you covertly check the internet to confirm or deny the noodle slurping rumor. How can you tell if the internet sites you are reading are reliable and trustworthy (in other words, rigorous!) in their info about Japan or not? The CEO is traveling to Japan next week and urgently wants reliable advice (or else!)
3. A friend asks if he/she should take this course. Would you recommend it? What would you say students need to do if they want to do well in the course?