Japanese Culture and Identity


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



  • Semester 2 - 2016

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2016

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

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

Assumed Knowledge


Assessment Items

Journal: Weekly Journal

Essay: Essay

Contact Hours

Callaghan and On-Line from Callaghan


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