SPECIAL NOTE: These units are conducted in English and are available to all students with an interest in Japanese society regardless of language ability.
However, students wishing to undertake the unit as part of a major in Japanese and who enrolled in 2010 or later should note that they must enrol in HMJ310. Students undertaking elective studies are welcome to enrol in either level
200 or 300 depending on the configuration of their other degree content.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
The purpose of this unit is to encourage students to engage with some of the issues informing current social and cultural debates in Japan. Topics include: Overview of modern Japan; Gender and family; 'Minorities' in Japan; Japan and its near neighbours (including the US), Popular cultural flows; and Ultranationalism in Japan.
HMJ210: Oral team presentation (15%); 1,500-word essay (25%); 4 x 400 word discussion list entries (20%);2 hr written examination (40%)
HMJ310: Oral team presentation (15%); 1,700-word essay (25%); 4 x 500 word discussion list entries (20%); 2 hr written examination (40%)
Please note: In addition to the slightly longer quantity required of students enrolled in this Unit at 300 Level, assessment criteria will give greater emphasis to the ability to analyse information and to develop an argument. Students at Level 300 will also be required to show evidence of engaging with a wider range of the work of other scholars than Level 200 students.
2 hours weekly - 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - L,H Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Video conferencing - L,H A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.