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JPS3110

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Professor Ross Mouer

Synopsis

This unit surveys Japanese society and culture since 1945. It focuses on basic social structure and lifestyles in contemporary Japan, and on the various challenges which are confronting Japanese society. After examining important aspects of Japanese society such as its mosaic of inequality, the organisation of work, the education system and the family, the unit considers selected areas of social life which are currently being debated in Japan. Special attention will be given to Japan's international interface and to the multiculturalisation of Japanese society at the beginning of the new Millennium.

Assessment

Written work: 60% (2000 words)
Exam: 20%
Tutorial presentation: 20% (1000 words)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Japanese studies
International studies
Asian studies

Prohibitions

JPS2110, COS3060