In what will almost certainly make scores of otaku nationwide fall into an apoplectic fit, Philadelphia's Temple University, the oldest and largest foreign college to set up shop in Japan, is offering a two-month expert-taught summer session this year in the broad field of Japanese pop culture. The session is composed of part language study and part socio-anthropological analysis of contemporary trends in Japanese pop culture and will apparently include field trips on top of lectures. A few familiar faces round out the Temple Tokyo faculty who will be teaching these courses, including Patrick Galbraith ( The Otaku Encyclopedia) and Roland Kelts ( Japanamerica). Ah, to be young and a student again.
Get the lowdown on details at Temple's site here and let us know, if you had the cash (and admission was open to all), would you go, or are you educated enough from where you are?