JAP, Introduction to Japan’s History, Culture, and Society 2 (F23)

Course content

This course is the continuation of the course that ran last semester. The course as a whole introduces the history and culture of Japan from ancient times to the present. The structure is broadly chronological.

Last semester you covered the period from 1945 to the present, beginning with the Allied Occupation after Japan’s capitulation at the end of the Second World War.

This semester we will cover the period from prehistory up to the end of the Second World War.

During both semesters, we devote time to research methods and the special demands of academic writing. The evaluation of written sources is central to the study of history and indeed the humanities as a whole. Last semester we concentrated on the evaluation of secondary sources. This semester we will pay particular attention to primary sources, that is, sources written in the historical period under discussion.

Education
  • The Curriculum for the BA programme in Asian Studies with specialisation in Japanese Studies 2019
  • The 2019 curriculum for the Elective Studies in Japanese studies
  • Bachelordelen af sidefaget i japanstudier 2019
  • Programme curriculum Bachelor courses in Japan Studies for CBS-students 2022
Learning outcome

BA 2019-ordning:
Introduktion til Japans historie, kultur og samfund 2 (aktivitetskode HJAB00931E)

BA tilvalg 2019-ordning:
Introduktion til Japans historie, kultur og samfund 2 (aktivitetskode HJAB10171E)

BA sidefag 2019-studieordning:
Introduktion til Japans historie, kultur og samfund 2 (aktivitetskode HJAB10171E)

BA elective CBS 2022:
Introduction to Japan’s History, Culture, and Society B (activity code HJAB02051E)

Exchange students:
Introduction to Japan’s History, Culture, and Society 2 (activity code HJAB10171E)

Lecture with discussion

Gordon, Andrew. 2009. A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present. Second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Totman, Conrad. 1981. Japan before Perry. A Short History. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Oral
Continuous feedback during the course
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 178,25
  • English
  • 206,25

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HJAB0106FU
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Bachelor
Bachelor choice
Bachelor’s minor subject
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Spring
Price

Dette er et dagkursus via tompladsordningen mod betaling på Åbent Universitet. Tilmeld dig og se aktuel prisoversigt på www.aabentuniversitet.hum.ku.dk

Schedulegroup
See link below
Studyboard
Study Board of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Margaret Dorothea Mehl   (4-7d75787c5078857d3e7b853e747b)
Teacher

Margaret Mehl, mehl@hum.ku.dk

Saved on the 28-10-2022

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