Faculty of Arts


JAPANESE 270

Japanese Culture and Traditions


Description

This interdisciplinary course examines important aspects of Japanese culture, society, and history. We will focus particularly on the creation and recreation of traditions, and the interaction between cultural and historical forces in shaping ideas about Japaneseness. We will explore national traditions as well as the traditions that individual Japanese perform in their everyday lives. Readings are taken from the fields of anthropology and history. The course consists of four thematic parts, dealing with history, education, family, and health.

Availability 2019

Not taught in 2019

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Ellen Nakamura

Reading/Texts

An electronic course pack will be provided on CANVAS.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

JAPANESE 270: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

Any 45 points in BA courses, including either JAPANESE 150 or ASIAN 100

Restrictions

JAPANESE 370


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