Introduction to Japanese Studies is a survey course of Japan, examining various aspects of Japanese history, culture, literature, film, politics and contemporary society. Students will not only learn about Japan, but also learn how to analyse it critically. By the end of the course, students should have a broad understanding of Japan and the different approaches and questions posed by the diverse disciplines making up Japanese Studies. This course is targeted primarily at those Faculty of Arts’ students who have enrolled in Japanese language courses, but students from other faculties may take the course subject to availability. Students in Year 3 or above are NOT eligible to enroll in this course.