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JPNS2672: Japanese Media and Popular Culture

2023 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Japanese Studies

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

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

  • LO1. Recognise the ways in which popular culture in contemporary Japanese society is shaped by, reflects, and in turn shapes, the broader social, cultural, political and economic processes in Japan
  • LO2. Apply this understanding of the relationship between popular culture and sociocultural, economic and political processes to broaden knowledge about Japan and other sociocultural contexts (including Australia)
  • LO3. Enhance language and communication skills and the ability to read, listen to and understand a variety of Japanese written and audiovisual texts
  • LO4. Critically analyse popular culture texts and practices, thereby gaining an appreciation of the influence and significance of popular culture, both in society and at a personal level
  • LO5. Assess and identify relevant resources for a research project and be able to prioritise conclusions reached from analysis of a variety of cultural and academic texts, giving reasons

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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