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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Professor Ross Mouer


Previously coded JPS3110


This unit surveys Japanese society and culture since 1945. It focuses on basic social structure and lifestyles in contemporary Japan, and on the various challenges which are confronting Japanese society. After examining important aspects of Japanese society such as its mosaic of inequality, the organisation of work, the education system and the family, the unit considers selected areas of social life which are currently being debated in Japan. Special attention will be given to Japan's international interface and to the multiculturalisation of Japanese society at the beginning of the new Millennium.


Written work: 60% (2000 words)
Exam: 20%
Tutorial presentation: 20% (1000 words)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

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

Japanese studies
International studies
Asian studies


ATS2648, COS3060