Japanese Society (JPNS3673)


Is Japan a unique country? What are the similarities and differences between Japan, Australia and other countries? This unit of study offers students the opportunity to explore various aspects of contemporary Japanese society and culture through reading Japanese texts in the original, through group discussions, and through cross-cultural comparisons. Students will develop their own opinions on a range of social and cultural issues while improving their reading, analytical, and both oral and written communication skills.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2x1-hr seminars/week


continuous class assessment including class quizzes, tests, presentation and written assignments (equivalent to 5000wds) (83%), 1x1hr exam (17%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


JPNS2223 or JPNS1123 or JPNS2622 or JPNS1125



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.