Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
MEAS1010 Japanese Society 4 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
East Asian Studies Minor
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn to recognize and to analyse the diversity and complexity of contemporary Japanese society and culture.

General description

Themes treated in the course include gender and equality, popular culture, traditional arts, minorities, nationalism, religion and social movements. These are put in historical and comparative perspective while the Japanese self-understanding is discussed.  

Teachers responsible

Hermann Aubié
Pilvi Posio

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8-Oct-2015 – 10-Dec-2015
Lectures 16 h
Autumn 2015
Thu 8-Oct-2015 - 10-Dec-2015 weekly at 10.15-12.00, CEAS

Study materials

Book exam (Kingston: Contemporary Japan: History, Politics, and Social Change since the 1980s) 2 credits (Aubie)

Further information

Recommended previous studies: For minor students MEAS1002. This course is also recommended for MA students with little or no background in Japanese studies.