Japanese Society and The World


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



  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 1 - 2017

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Enhance students' understanding of Japanese culture and society.

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

3. Improve students' capacity for independent research.

4. Improve students' essay writing skills.

5. Introduce students to 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

Callaghan and On-Line from Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks