Japanese Culture and Identity

Description

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

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

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

  • Aspects of traditional culture;
  • Aspects of contemporary culture;
  • National identity;
  • Print and electronic media.

Assumed Knowledge

JAPN2410

Assessment Items

Journal: Weekly Journal

Essay: Essay

Contact Hours

Lecture

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