Japanese Society in Transition

Course code JAPN3103Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course will examine aspects of Japanese society and culture in a broad historical context using English materials. The topics will include urbanisation, social stratification, gender relations and warfare and its legacies. This will be a continuation from the courses on Japanese society and culture offered at 2000 level.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Discuss social and cultural issues in Japan.
2. Display understanding of the major conceptual problems involved in studying social and cultural changes.
3. Debate issues that Japanese society now faces as a consequence of the social change in the recent past.
ContentThe course will examine the social dynamics in Japanese history by focusing on the origin of Japan and its people, minority groups and ethnicity, population trend, religion, social stratification, family, gender, sexuality, and several problems that Japanese society now face as a consequence of the changes in these fields.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThis course does not assume any prior knowledge about Japan.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo 1,500 word essays, @ 25 % = 50%
JournalTen 200 word entries @ 5% = 50%
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term