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SOAN0110

Current Social Issues in Japan

Current Social Issues in Japan (in English)
In this course we will use ethnography, fiction, and historical studies to examine some of the underlying themes of Japanese culture. Japan is a highly developed, post-industrial society renowned across the globe for economic success in the post-World War II period. What historical and social factors have shaped Japan’s contemporary culture, and how have interactions with other countries influenced Japanese society? We will study a number of different spheres of Japanese life including the family and the workplace to better understand contemporary society. We will pay special attention to Japan’s global position and its relationship to the United States. 3 hr. lect./disc. (Anthropology)
Subject:
Sociology/Anthropology
Department:
Sociology/Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL SOC
Equivalent Courses:
JAPN0110 *

Sections

Spring 2015

SOAN0110A-S15 Lecture (White)

Fall 2013

SOAN0110A-F13 Lecture (White)

Spring 2012

SOAN0110A-S12 Lecture (White)

Fall 2010

SOAN0110A-F10 Lecture (White)

Spring 2009

SOAN0110A-S09 Lecture (White)

Spring 2008

SOAN0110A-S08 Lecture (White)