This unit enables students to develop concepts and practices relating to the way in which social norms are classified and communicated in Japanese society. Students will examine both historical and contemporary phases of Japanese society, Japanese people and their behaviour so that they can develop an appreciation of Japanese culture. The unit develops knowledge of a range of weekly topics such as history, family system, the indigenous people, education, religions, career life, entertainment, the legal system and politics in Japan. Through engagement in a variety of learning experiences, students develop the skills required to analyse these topics and concepts within the context of their own society. The unit is taught in English and no prior knowledge of Japan or Japanese language is required.
|Student Contribution Band
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified
as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa,
must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study
period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining
at least an 80% attendance record).
This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term.
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