Units of Study
Asian Studies Electives
As well as the units listed below, taught by the Asian Studies program, you can find Asian Studies electives on offer in the current year, taught by other departments and programs, in the Asian Studies Unit of Study Table in the FASS Undergraduate Handbook.
ASNS2636 - The Enigma of Japanese Power
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Michael Lewis
The usual but contradictory descriptions of Japanese society (hierarchical but egalitarian, adaptable but conservative and traditional, consensual but authoritarian, etc.) show that "power" - manifest or hidden in decision making, consensus building, conflict resolution or avoidance - is the enigma of Japan. We will focus on power relationships in politics, administration, enterprises, families, schools, etc, survey the various explanations proposed to solve the enigma and, more generally, learn about the origins, forms and treatments of power and conflict relations.
attendance and participation in tutorials (15%), tutorial writing tasks and essay (equivalent to 2500wds) (45%), 1x2hr final exam (2000wds) (40%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 credit points from junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.
This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
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