Introduction to Contemporary Japanese Society University of Tsukuba
This class is to introduce students to the contemporary Japanese society in an anthropological perspective. It will examine topics and issues such as family, community, class and status, work and labor, and mass culture.
After attending this course, students will be able to obtain sufficient knowledge of contemporary Japanese society, and describe/explain the nature of major social issues.
This course intends to provide basic skills and knowledge in analyzing contemporary Japan.
Grades will be assigned based on quiz and class participation (50%), short essay writing (10%) and final paper (40%). Students are expected to be regular in class attendance.
This class will meet once a week at 6th period of Tuesday. Prior to the beginning of the class, Please be sure to read thoroughly and completely the instruction in manaba. Interested students must have a certain level of English proficiency for listening and speaking.Geography and Nature: An OverviewDemography #1Demography #2Family and Community #1Family and Community #2Class, Status and Stratification #1Class, Status and Stratification #2Work and Labor #1Work and Labor #2Popular Culture
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