• 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, Cultural Studies, History, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies More...
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course treats the development of Japanese culture from earliest times to the early 19th century in the context of the major political and social forces that moulded the country's history. The course covers major periods and cultural epochs of Japanese history, but particular attention will be paid to samurai culture and systems of social control from the 12th century onwards. The themes to be covered include the formation and the evolving conceptions of Japan's identity, politics, economic development, social trends, and religion, as well as Japan's interaction with Asian and European civilizations. The course aims to provide students with a basic factual knowledge in Japanese history and to assist them in understanding modern Japanese society in its historical context to develop the ability to assess and think critically about historical issues.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Obtain significant empirical knowledge of the course of events constituting the rise and fall of Samurai society
  2. Understand the basic historical and comparative context of Japanese pre-modern history.
  3. Analyse historical events and undergo formative assessment in the form of essay writing.
  4. Develop an understanding of the dynamics of social and political structure of pre-modern Japan.
  5. Learn to apply this understanding to the analysis of Japanese society today.

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Essay (3500 words) (60) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Short outline of essay and annotated bibliography (400-500 words) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Annotated Bibliography (10) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  4. Class Participation (20) [LO 2,3,4,5]

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Workload

 The total workload for the class is 130 hours including in class time (35 hours) and independent study. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed at least 48 units of university courses. This course is incompatible with ASIA6511.

Prescribed Texts

n/a

Areas of Interest

  • Non Language Asian Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Asian Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Studies

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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