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Japanese Culture and Society

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Japanese Culture and Society JPN 3500

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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ernest Dibbert on Monday October 12, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to JPN 3500 at Florida International University taught by Masako Kubota in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 43 views. For similar materials see /class/221734/jpn-3500-florida-international-university in Japanese at Florida International University.


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Date Created: 10/12/15
JPN 3500 MWF 300 350 pm Charles Perry PC 416 JAPANESE CULTURE AND SOCIETY Spring 2011 Instructor Masako Kubota Of ce Hours by appointment Email mkub0001 uedu COURSE DESCRIPTIONS The aim of this course is an understanding of Japanese culture and society The course will highlight various social traditions and cultural elements of Japanese society speci cally religion traditional arts marriage and family health and economy Through a multidisciplinary approach the course will explore both historical as well as contemporary issues concerning Japan COURSE OBJECTIVES By the end of the semester students should have an understanding of the nature of the geography of Japan the variety of Japanese religion literature and traditional culture as well as popular culture education and broad background of contemporary Japan Additionally students should have realized signi cantly more about themselves and their own culture COURSE REQUIREMENTS The class format will include lectures lms and class group discussions Each student will complete 3 class exams a discussion leading one page papers on Japanese culture and society and PowerPoint presentation There will be a heavy emphasis on classroom discussions so students must be prepared for every class meeting All written work must be typed using a 1 margin all around a 12 point font letter size and a word count listed at the top of the page The one page papers will need to be submitted every two weeks through Moodletumitin as well as in hard copy form COURSE TEXT BOOKS Varley Paul Japanese Culture Honolulu University of Hawai i Press 2000 ISBN 0824821521 Additional readings will be provided by instructor DESCRIPTION OF CLASS ASSIGNMENT 11N CLASS EXAMS There will be three exams in this course The format will include multiple choice matching and short answer Test questions will be derived from lecture class discussion and lms Tests cannot be made up If an emergency arises it is imperative that you contact the instructor BEFORE the test date 11 ONE PAGE PAPERS One page in length paper about trendy Japanese culture and society should be submitted every other Monday the date and time is stated in Moodle III DISCUSSION LEADING Each student will be assigned to be a discussion leader The discussions are meant to take the reading material to a more critical level involving students to generate their own questions to be analyzed during class IV POWERPOINT PRESENTATION The course requires students to present a PowerPoint on an aspect of Japanese culture and society The topic for the paper must be approved by the instructor The number of slides should be limited to ten An abstract of the power point should be tumed in by March 11 COURSE GRADE DISTRIBUTION Attendance and group Discussion Class participation 20 One page paper 15 Three exams 45 PowerPoint presentation 20 GRADING SCALE A 93100 A 9092 B 8789 B 8386 B 8082 C 7779 C 7376 C 7072 D 6769 D 6366 D 6366 F 059 COURSE POLICIES I ATTENDANCE and CLASS PARTICIPATION It is important for students to attend class in order to be successful in this course If a student arrives early or leaves late it is BOTH disruptive to the lecturer and students alike To alleviate this from happening I will count ONE absence for every TWO late arrivals or early departures Class participation is required and is necessary to achieve an A in this course Student input is important and vital to a university education and is meant to challenge students to think deeply and critically therefore dialogue is highly encouraged Attendance and class participation will make up 20 of the course grade II CLASSROOM ETI UETTE In our increasingly technological world the classroom is becoming more versatile and interactive However some technological advances pose a threat to the classroom environment and therefore special rules need to be applied to them IF you have a laptop and plan to bring it to class for any reason you MUST be using the computer for class room note taking or to further the discussion of Japanese Culture and Society during class Cell phones are a major distraction and usually improperly used during classroom time Please SILENT all phones prior to entering the classroom and refrain from using them FOR ANY REASON This would include text messaging receiving phone calls browsing intemet and gaming IF the instructor sees that above rules are broken even by one student ALL privileges will be revoked for the ENTIRE class and everyone s class participation grade will suffer Let us not allow a few bad apples to spoil the entire bundle Take this as a WARNING III PLAGIARISM Plagiarism is defined as literally theft and will NOT be tolerated Plagiarism in forms some students may not be aware of may include 1 Awritten work that is ENTIRELY stolen from another source 2 Using quotations from source without proper citation 3 Paraphrasing from a source without proper citation Students are expected to UNDERSTAND the definition of plagiarism To view the University Code of Academic Integrity please visit httpwwwfiueduoabu 39 J 39 quot A f 39 htm When all else fails ASK the instructor for help If you are found guilty you could receive a failing grade for the course which in some cases leads to dismissal from the course and in severe cases from the university IF A STUDENT IS CAUGHT PLAGIARIZING PUBLISHED OR UNPUBLISHED MATERIALS INCLUDING THE WORK OF CLASSMATES OR FRIENDS YOU WILL RECEIVE A 0 FOR THE ASSIGNMENT IV LATE PAPERS Late papers will be downgraded at the discretion of the instructor and is therefore highly discouraged CLASS SCHEDULE Week 1 110 114 Getting to know one another Getting to know Japanese Geography and facts about Japan and Japanese language 112 Japanese Culture Chapter 1 quotThe Emergence of Japanese Civilizationquot 114 Modern Japanese Culture Chapter 3 quotlanguagequot Week 2 117 121 Japanese Culture Chapter 2 quotIntroduction of Buddhismquot p19 47 Modern Japanese Culturel Chapter 8quot Religious Culturequot Week3 124 128 Japanese Culture Chapter 3 quotThe Coult at its Zenit quot p48 76 Japanese Culture Chapter 4 quotThe Advent of a New Agequot p49 90 Week 4 131 24 Japanese Culture Chapter 5 quotThe canons of Medieval Tastequot p91 139 Week 5 27 2 11 Japanese Culture Chapter 6 quotThe Country Unifiedquot p 140 163 The Flowering Spirit quotIntroductionquot p13 57 Week 6 214 218 Japanese Culture Chapter 7 quotThe Flourishing of a Bourgeois Culturequot p164 205 Week 7 221 23 Review 225 First Exam Week 8 228 34 Japanese Culture Chapter 8 quotHeterodox Trendsquot p205 234 Japanese Culture Chapter 9 quotEncounter with the Westquot p235 270 Week 9 37 3 11 Japanese Culture Chapter 10 quotThe Fruits of Modernityquot p271 303 Japanese Culture Chapter 11 quotCulture in the Present Agequot p304 352 3 11 PowerPoint Presentation Abstract is due Week 10 314 318 Spring Break Week 11 321 325 Modern Japanese Culturel Chapter 10 quotBuraku culture quot p182 198 Week 12 328 Review 330 Second Eann 41 PowerPoint presentation Week 13 44 48 PowerPoint presentation Week 14 411 4 15 PowerPoint presentation Week 15 418 420 PowerPoint presentation 422 Review Week 16 429 Final Exam 1200 200 Above schedule is subject to change


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