JAP, Introduction to Japanese history, culture, and society A/1

Course content

This course is intended as a basic course that provides an introduction to Japanese society, its history and culture after 1945. The course in the spring semester (Introduction to Japanese history, culture, and society 2) will cover the period before 1945. The two courses build upon each other, but each one can also be taken on its own.

Education

Offered according to:

  • Curriculum for the BA program in Japanese studies, Chinese studies, Korean studies and modern India and South Asia studies (asia studies) 2019
  • Curriculum for the Elective BA program in Japanese studies, Chinese studies, Korean studies and modern India and South Asia studies (asia studies) 2019
  • The bachelor level minor subject in Japansese Studies 2019
  • Programme curriculum Bachelor courses in Japan Studies for CBS-students 2022
Learning outcome

BA 2019-studieordning:
Introduktion til Japans historie, kultur og samfund 1 (aktivitetskode HJAB00921E)

BA tilvalg 2019-studieordning:
Introduktion til Japans historie, kultur og samfund 1 (aktivitetskode HJAB10161E)

BA elective CBS 2022-curriculum:
Introduction to Japan’s History, Culture, and Society A (activity code HJAB02041E)

Exchange students BA level:
Activity code (HJAB10161E)

lectures, group work

George, Mary W. 2009. The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Gordon, Andrew. 2009. A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present. Second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Other
Criteria for exam assessment

Academic targets

At the examination, the student can demonstrate:

Knowledge and understanding of

Japan’s geography and demography and key political, economic, social, and cultural developments in relation to their historical context.

 

Skills in

Explaining and analysing unreflected assumptions and stereotypes that colour attitudes to Japan, such as eurocentrism.

Communicating at a basic scholarly level, particularly in relation to referencing sources and editing bibliographies according to a recognized system.

 

Competencies in

Finding, structuring and critically evaluating information on a topic related to Japan’s history and culture.

 

Syllabus

A syllabus of 600 pages of scientific literature is set by the examiner.

 

Teaching and working methods

Compulsory class instruction with active student participation.

 

Exam provisions

 

Form of exam:

Exam form: Active class participation is defined as:

At least 75% attendance.

Written assignments specified by the lecturer/examinator, totaling 5-6 standard pages

Assessment: Internal exam with one examiner, Pass/Fail.

Regulations for group exams: This exam can only be taken individually. However, the take-home assignment can be produced by groups (max. 3 students) with individual assessment. If the assignment is a group product, the contribution of each student must be identifiable. The introduction and conclusion can be jointly authored. Extent for group assignments: max. 7.5 pages (2 students) and max 10 pages (3 students).

Exam language(s): Danish or English.

Permitted exam aids: All.

Make-up exam/resit: Set written take-home assignment. 11-15 pages. 7 days.

Special provisions: Make-up exam/resit and exam taken when active class participation is not approved: The written assignment consists of an essay of 11-15 pages in response to 1-4 questions posed by the examiner.

 

 

Single subject courses (day)

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

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HJAB0107EU
ECTS
See exam description
Programme level
Bachelor
Bachelor choice
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Autumn
Price

Dette er et dagkursus via tompladsordningen mod betaling på Åbent Universitet. Tilmeld dig og se aktuel prisoversigt på denne side.

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
  • Beata Switek   (12-6c6f6b7e6b387d81737e6f754a727f7738757f386e75)
Teacher

Beata Switek, beata.switek@hum.ku.dk

Saved on the 28-08-2023

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