Andrea G. Arai
Course content varies.
(See below for JSIS 484C/D "Changing Generations in Japan") JSIS 484B/584B "Education and Family in Japan" This course focuses on the influences upon, connections between and changes over time in education and the family in Japan. From the Meiji modernity project to postwar modernization and the post-bubble period, we will explore the structure, practice and significance of education and the family, as well as deeply consider the differences of region, class, ethnicity and gender. Requirements include: careful preparation and participation in class discussion, a take-home exam and a comparative pair project.
(See below for JSIS 484B/C Changing Generations in Japan) In this course, students will explore the many changes that have taken place in Japanese society following the long recession of the 1990s and the new reforms and restructuring of the early 2000s. The course will be focused on the experience of the youth in the midst of this change: the obstacles they face and the choices they are making. This experience of change will also be put into perspective, by looking at examples of the changing worlds of the younger generation in the United States, South Korea and China. Participants in this course will benefit from interactive discussions and projects between U.S. and Japanese university students.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and Discussion
Class assignments and grading
Midterm and Final Presentation and Paper. For the presentation and paper, students will work on their own or with another member of the class. For additional questions about JSIS 484B/584B or JSIS 484C/D, please contact instructor.