Japanese Society and The World


This course examines aspects of Japanese society and culture using English-language texts.


On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017


  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Enhance their understanding of Japanese culture and society.

2. Improve analytical skills through the reading of major texts in this field.

3. Improve capacity for independent research.

4. Improve essay writing skills.

5. Develop an understanding of the conceptual problems involved in studying a culture other than their own.


This course examines some of the major themes in Japanese society and culture. Students will study

  • Physical and human geography of the Japanese islands;
  • Political and administrative systems;
  • Culture and lifestyles;
  • International relations.

Assumed Knowledge


Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Two or more written assignments

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

On-Line from Callaghan


Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks