This minor offers the opportunity for students to develop ‘Japan/Asia Literacy’ by gaining cultural knowledge of Japanese society. The subjects offered in the Japanese Societies Minor allow students, who have been unable to pursue further Japanese language studies, to learn about Japanese society and culture from various perspectives.
Students who complete the Japanese Societies Minor will cultivate ‘soft skills’ of cultural and societal literacy. Further, by developing an understanding of how Japan fits into and impacts both Asia and the global community, students will be better prepared to engage in global discourses about Japan, the Asian region and Australia, skills on which they can capitalise in their career pathways.
Note: Students in the Japanese Studies Major/Minor are not allowed to take this Japanese Societies Minor.
Intended learning outcomes
- Demonstrate 'Japan/Asia Literacy' by gaining socio-cultural knowledge of Japan as well as in relation to the broader Asian region, Australia and beyond.
- Develop some basic socio-cultural understanding of Japan which constitutes the foundation for intercultural communication.
- Acquire research skills through the analysis of contemporary issues relating to Japan.
- Understand diverse disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches to Japanese Studies.
- Develop deeper cultural sensitivity to and understanding of diversity and inclusion that are highly valued in classrooms and workplaces.
Last updated: 12 November 2021