• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

The course will cover the political history of Japan since 1850 serves as the main framework for the study of social change and education in modern Japan. The aim is to explore and analyse transformation of an agrarian society into an urban one, with the attendant reshaping of the life course of Japanese people, is studied within the context of state formation in modern Japan. The lives of representative Japanese, especially that phase of the life course spent in school, are studied in relation to the political history of the nation-state and the changing place of Japan in the modern world.

Indicative Assessment

2000 word Essay (30%); A review of a chapter in the prescribed reading (15%) Tutorial presentation and participation in tutorial discussion each week (15%) Self assessment (10%); Final examination (30%) Self Assessment (10%)

Late submission of required assignment will incur a penalty of 10 points on each working day.

Students will be expected to evaluate themselves by assessing their understanding of the course content and contribution to the tutorial between the beginning and the end of the course.

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Workload

3 hours per week (33 hours in total in 13 weeks).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses.

Prescribed Texts

Photocopied reading materials will be provided.

Preliminary Reading

Marshall, B.K., Learning to be Modern: Japanese Political Discourse on Education, Westview Press, 1995.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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