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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Assoc Prof Helen Marriott


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.


Travel diary
Site critiques: 50%
Major Essay: 50%

Contact hours

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

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Japanese studies
Asian studies


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


JPS2150/3150, JPS2140