Japanese Culture and Identity

Course code JAPN2420Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

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

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. 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.
ContentThis 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.
Replacing Course(s)(2003) JAPN2320. The deletion of this course does not impact on any other programs.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeJAPN2410
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo or more written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, online quiz, blogs, essay proposals, bibliographies or other similar exercises, totalling 1000-4500 words. 100%
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for JAPN2420