Japanese Culture and Society

Musashi University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Japanese Culture and Society

  • Host University

    Musashi University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, International Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course explores Japanese society and culture from historical and theoretical perspectives. The scope of topics covered will be wide ranging, including Japanese philosophy, Bushido, religion, anime, manga, fashion, art, Meiji Restoration, class/gender stratification, family and school educations, economy, immigration, demographic and social problems. The course will stress primary engagement with these cultural forms incorporating a variety of activities and field experiences in and out of the classroom. It will also enlighten specific issues of cultural phenomenon, social and historical contexts to gain insights into the links between traditional and modern Japan. This intensive course is basically designed for international junior/senior students interested in Japanese culture, society, philosophy and history.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.