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Modern Japan (HIS211)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description In this unit we analyse the critical social, political and economic changes in Japan from the 1850s through to the post-war period. Themes include crisis of the old society; process of 'modernisation from above' and its social costs; emergence of a modern culture in the 1920s; Japanese colonialism in Korea; transition to the authoritarianism of the 1930s; the experience of post-war occupation; post-war civil protest.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.
2. Identify and interpret a wide variety of secondary and primary materials.
3. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.
4. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
5. Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1.5 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will introduce students to broad scholarly trends relevant to the subject matter of the unit, and to important contextual information. In tutorials, students have the opportunity to discuss critical issues relating to the subject area, and to practise interpreting primary and secondary sources. Assessment tasks allow students to develop their skills in historical analysis and explore topics of particular interest.
Assessment Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills of research, historical interpretation and expression through completion of an annotated bibliography and an essay, and completion of a short-answer review. Internal students are also assessed on their tutorial participation.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed HIS210 Modern Japanese History may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2015: 'Modern Japanese History'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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History (BA)
Primary Teaching (BEd) [New in 2014]
Appears in these Co-Majors Asian Societies and Cultures
History
Appears in these Minors Modern History
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Unit Coordinator
HIS211
Professor Sandra Wilson
Academic Chair of History

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2522
e: S.Wilson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.051 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
HIS211

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Professor Sandra Wilson
Academic Chair of History

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2522
e: S.Wilson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.051 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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