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AIS203 - Study Tour: Japanese Politics, Society and Culture

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 Study Tour

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Katherine Barrand

Prerequisite:

Students must have completed 8 credit points of study at level 1. Otherwise by permission of Unit chair.

All students to seek permission from unit chair to enrol.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Delivery methods – intensive mode, but supported also through Cloud-based resources and activities. Pre-departure fully online module in Cloud (integral to preparation and pre-tour assignment work): 4 hours. Pre departure workshop session (conducted by Study Abroad Office), including preparation: 8 hours. In country: 10 days x 8 hours = 80 hours. Total: approx. 92 hours.

Content

This unit focuses of developing students’ understanding of Japanese society and politics. Based at Musashi University in Tokyo, via a program of guest lectures, seminars, workshops and field trips students will both gain insights into Japan’s distinctive culture and be encouraged to utilise these insights to reflect upon their own culturally-embedded understandings and consider how they can enhance their intercultural communication skills and competencies.

Assessment

Pre-departure Report, 30%, 1000 words

Journal, 30%, 1000 words

Final Report, 40%, 2000 words

Unit Fee Information

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