Japanese Culture and Identity


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


On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017


  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Enhance their understanding of Japanese culture and society.

2. Improve analytical skills through the reading of major texts in this field.

3. Improve capacity for independent research.

4. Improve essay writing skills.

5. Develop an understanding of 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



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

On-Line from Callaghan


Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks