SPECIAL NOTE: These units are conducted in English and are available to all students with an interest in Japanese society regardless of language ability. However, students wishing to undertake the unit as part of a major in Japanese and who enrolled in 2010 or later should note that they must enrol in HMJ310. Students undertaking elective studies are welcome to enrol in either level 200 or 300 depending on the configuration of their other degree content.
May be taken as a Gender Studies unit.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
The purpose of this unit is to encourage students to engage with selected key issues informing current social and cultural debates in Japan. Topics include an overview of modern Japan, gender and family, 'minorities' in Japan, Japan and its near neighbours (including the U.S.), popular cultural flows and ultranationalism in Japan. The unit/s are conducted in English and are available to all students with an interest in Japanese society regardless of language ability
HMJ210: Oral team presentation (15%); 1500 word essay referenced according to conventional academic style (25%) OR 1500 word digital story accompanied by at least 10 captioned images; 4x400 word portfolio compiled of internet site analysis (20%); 2 hr written examination (40%)
HMJ310: Oral team presentation (15%); 1700 word essay referenced according to conventional academic style (25%) OR 1700 word digital story accompanied by at least 12 captioned images; 4x500 word portfolio compiled of internet site analysis entries (20%); 2 hr written examination (40%)
Please note: In addition to the slightly longer quantity required of students enrolled in unit at 300 Level, assessment criteria will give greater emphasis to the ability to analyse information and to develop an argument in the case of Level 300 students. These students will also be required to demonstrate evidence of engaging with a wider range of the work of other scholars than Level 200 students
2 hours weekly - 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H,L Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Video conferencing - H,L A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.