Comparative Culture (Commonwealth)

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Comparative Culture (Commonwealth)

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, British Studies, International Affairs, International Relations, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    4 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0 - 0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0 - 0
  • Overview

    This course takes an in-depth look at the Commonwealth of Nations (CON), investigating the common cultural aspects that form the bonds between its many, yet often very diverse, nation members. After studying the background and formation of the Commonwealth, which takes in a brief look at the rise and decline of the British empire, we will investigate some of the symbolic aspects that identify the CON, such as the British royal family, insignia, and ceremonies. We will then look at the mutually beneficial activities of the commonwealth such as sport, entertainment, music and media, education, trade, and literature, and we will complete the course by looking at the issue of diversity. Throughout the course we will discover the influences and connections between the Commonwealth and Japan.