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2014 HMJ210 Japan in the 21st Century

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HMJ310

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.

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HMJ210 H,L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 1 L On Campus 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014

* 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.

This unit can be taken in other courses
About Census Dates

DESCRIPTION

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

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT:

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

TEACHING PATTERN:

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.

TEXTS
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr B Hartley

FEES
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KEY

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.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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