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Information relevant to 2003 – Unit Details

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Japan in the 21st Century

Enrolment code: HMJ210/310

Offered: Hobart: semester 2, Launceston: semester 2 [by video-link], North-West Centre: semester 2

Special note: this unit being entirely in English does not count towards the core 100% major in Japanese but may be taken as an additional elective

Unit description:

Engages the student in debate about some of the most important social and cultural issues facing young Japanese today. Topics include: the politics of language and script; changes in family structures and the effects of the growing population of the aged; the periphery and centre both within Japan (Osaka versus Tokyo, ethnic and other minorities and the dominant majority) and in relation to China and the US; Japan’s popular culture, its relationship with other Asian cultures and with Hollywood; the changing parameters of sexuality and gender in ‘post-modern Japan’; ‘globalisation’ and its impact on the education system; the workplace and the environment; Japanese style democracy within Japanese style capitalism. The unit is taught in English and is available to students majoring in Asian Studies.

Staff Dr M Flutsch For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Arts  
Assessment mode 1,000-wlrd tutorial paper (15%), 2,500-word essay (25%), 2-hr written exam (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc materials provided by the School Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Japanese
Asian Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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