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JPNS2672: Japanese Media and Popular Culture

This unit explores contemporary Japanese media and popular culture. Through analysis of authentic Japanese language materials and the study of secondary sources in English, students will improve their understanding of Japanese culture and society as well as their Japanese written and oral competence.

Code JPNS2672
Academic unit Japanese Studies
Credit points 6
JPNS3621 or JPNS3631

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate broadened knowledge about Japan and Japanese popular culture
  • LO2. re-think the traditional Japanese cultural values and relate them to contemporary cultural values
  • LO3. demonstrate knowledge about the social elements in the new Japan and popular culture, particularly Japanese youth culture
  • LO4. understand Japanese people, their way of thinking, the way the society functions
  • LO5. understand and analyse how language and culture are intertwined in the audio-visual and print texts
  • LO6. demonstrate developed communication skills through reading, discussions and audio-visual texts
  • LO7. demonstrate critical and analytical thinking, etc. within learning activities and assessment
  • LO8. understand media theory and know major authors in media and cultural studies.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.