Japanese Society in Transition
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2010, 2008
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.
On 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.
The 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.
This course does not assume any prior knowledge about Japan.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term