Jun 01, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SS 415J - Japanese Culture

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is designed to provide insight into the Japanese people and culture. It includes such topics as geography, natural resources, historical background, society, politics and current affairs, art, religion, business, literature, and other cultural traditions. (prereq: None) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Be knowledge about the geographical facts of Japan and their contributions to its culture
  • Be familiar with the history and culture of Japan that has shaped contemporary Japan and its people
  • Have a general understanding of culture of societal practices including education, language, religion, government, business and art
  • Appreciate the difference and commonality between Japanese and his/her own culture

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Course orientation: requirements, paper (1 class)
  • Japan and its geographical data (1 class)
  • Historical background (6 classes)
  • Society and its value system (2 classes)
  • Education and religion (2 classes)
  • Language and culture (1 class)
  • Government and politics (1 class)
  • Business and world relations (3 classes)
  • Art (2 classes)
  • Exam (3 classes)

Mark Zimmermann

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