JAP, Introduction to Japan’s History, Culture, and Society B/2

Course content

This course is the continuation of the course that ran last semester, although it can also taken as a stand-alone elective. 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 BA level:
(Activity code: HJAB10171E)

Lecture with discussion (and, possibly, student presentations)

To be determined.

Written
Oral
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Other
Exam registration requirements

 

 

Criteria for exam assessment

Academic targets

At the examination, the student can demonstrate:

Knowledge and understanding of

The historical, political, economic, social and cultural development of Japan.

The conditions for producing knowledge about Japan’s development.

Skills in

Communicating knowledge about Japan’s history.

Communicating in writing at a scholarly level with references to scientific texts and correct use of references and bibliographies.

Analysing tacit assumptions and stereotypes that colour representations of Japan as described in theories about orientalism, nihonjinron, etc.

Competencies in

Finding and critically evaluating information on aspects of Japan’s history and culture.

Communicating knowledge of Japan’s history and culture in accordance with academic standards.

Syllabus

625 pages of scientific literature in total. The examiner sets a syllabus of 450-500 pages that constitute an introduction to the most important aspects of the history and cultural history of Japan before 1945. The remaining 125-175 pages are defined in an attachment handed in with the take-home assignment. The attachment consists of a bibliography and a description of the topic of the assignment.

Teaching and working methods

Compulsory class instruction with active student participation and group presentations.

 

The Study Board at The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

has approved the following semester dispensation for F24 regarding the

course/study programme component "Introduction to Japan’s History,

Culture, and Society B" within the Programme curriculum: Bachelor’s

elective study in Japan studies for CBS-students, 2022 (Activity code:

HJAB02051E).

Under this dispensation, the syllabus, the exam provisions, and the special provisions are amended to:

Syllabus: The examiner sets a syllabus of 600-650 pages that constitute an introduction to the most important aspects of the history and cultural history of Japan before 1945.

Form of exam: Written exam, set subject following active class

participation.

Active class participation is defined as:

• At least 75% attendance.

• 1 set oral group presentation during the semester using a digital presenting tool (approx. 10 min pr. group).

Assessment: Internal exam with one examiner, the 7-point grading

scale. Active class participation is approved by the lecturer.

Scope: 3 hours.

Regulations for group exams: This exam can only be taken individually.

However, the oral presentation can be carried out in groups (max. 4 stu-

dents).

Exam language(s): English.

Permitted exam aids: None.

Make-up exams/resits and exam taken when active class participa-

tion is not approved:

Form of exam: Written exam, set subject.

Scope: 6 hours. 

Permitted exam aids: None.

Særlige bestemmelser

The written exam (set subject) consists of answering 1-2 questions defined by the examiner based on the syllabus.

Make-up exams/resits and exam taken when active class participation is not approved:  The written exam (set subject) comprises 2-4 questions that cover the entire syllabus.

 

Single subject courses (day)

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

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HJAB0106FU
ECTS
See exam description
Programme level
Bachelor
Bachelor choice
Bachelor’s minor subject
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Spring
Price

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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   (4-736b6e72466e7b7334717b346a71)
Teacher

Margaret Mehl, mehl@hum.ku.dk

Saved on the 30-01-2024

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