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JPS2140 - Touring Japanese Culture

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Alison Tokita


Not offered in 2007


This unit is a 3 week intensive study tour of Japan which will give the student direct experience of a number of Japanese cultural events and phenomena, in addition to library based study before travelling to Japan and on return to Australia. Like its counterpart, JPS2/3150, this unit treats Japanese culture primarily in the sense of the arts: verbal, visual and performing. It offers a broad perspective of Japanese cultural and artistic forms, allowing students to focus on areas of individual interest. It covers Japanese cultural history from prehistoric times to the contemporary, particularly looking at the relations between Chinese, Korean and indigenous Japanese culture.


Oral presentation (also submitted in written form, 1000 words) and two critiques (500 words each): 50%
Major research essay (2500 words): 50%
Major essay to be submitted by the end of week eight of the first semester.

Contact hours

25-30 hours (site visits, lectures and tutorials) per week over 3 weeks


First-year Japanese or other Asian studies sequence or combination, or permission.


JPS2150/3150, JPS3140