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.
Online Course Requirement
日本語・日本文化学類生は2019年度以降の入学者に限る。This class is taught in English.
Lecture is conducted in English.
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