Faculty of Arts


JAPANESE 150

Exploring Japan


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for JAPANESE 150.

Description

As a core course for a major and minor in Japanese, this offers students a brief introduction to modern Japanese history, culture and society. It is designed for those who are taking up the academic study of Japan for the first time. Previous knowledge of Japan or the Japanese language is not required.

It is multidisciplinary in approach in order to facilitate a full understanding of Japan as a highly complex and dynamic society. Topics include popular culture, gender, minorities and nationalism. It serves as an introduction to other fields of advanced study of Japan currently available within Asian Studies. It is hoped that during the course of study, each student will discover areas of interest and embark on further study of Japan.

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Availability 2018

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Rumi Sakamoto

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

JAPANESE 150: 15.0 points


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