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Robert J. Pekkanen
SISEA 242
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Contemporary Japan

Interdisciplinary social science introduction to various aspects of contemporary Japan, such as its politics, economics, and society. Designed to be taken either as a first course on Japan for majors or as a single-course introduction to Japan., suitable for non-majors. No prior background on Japan is necessary.

Class description

This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to various aspects of contemporary Japan, such as its political economy, modern history, society and politics. The perspective of the course is drawn from the social sciences, not the humanities. Students should come away with a comprehensive overview or survey of a wide variety of aspects of contemporary Japan and an understanding of how these aspects interrelate.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture.

Recommended preparation

No prior background is required. The course is designed as an introductory course.

Class assignments and grading

Quizzes, Mid-term, Final Exam, Class Participation.

Quizzes, Mid-term, Final Exam, Class Participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Robert J. Pekkanen
Date: 02/24/2005