Japanese Culture and Society
Area of Study
Asian Studies, International Studies, Sociology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
This course explores Japanese society and culture from historical and theoretical perspectives. The scope of topics covered will be wide ranging, including Japanese philosophy, Bushido, religion, anime, manga, fashion, art, Meiji Restoration, class/gender stratification, family and school educations, economy, immigration, demographic and social problems. The course will stress primary engagement with these cultural forms incorporating a variety of activities and field experiences in and out of the classroom. It will also enlighten specific issues of cultural phenomenon, social and historical contexts to gain insights into the links between traditional and modern Japan. This intensive course is basically designed for international junior/senior students interested in Japanese culture, society, philosophy and history.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.