SOCI-249 Family and Gender in Japan
Fall for 2017-2018
Faculty:
W 6:30 – 9:00pm
WGR 311

Family and Gender issues are central concerns in Japanese debates about domestic policy, values and the nation’s ability to develop in the 21st century. This course will move between historical and contemporary definitions of family and gender to introduce the student to institutional structures and ideas of change in contemporary Japan. While focusing on Japan, the course will incorporate theses of gender East and West with the goal of identifying ideas and institutions which can serve as touchstones for a better understanding of Japanese society, and for a reflexive comparison with the US and other societies.
Course Requirements:
Three exams OR two exams and one paper
Participate in two discussion groups and lead one discussion group.
Post to class blogs.
The syllabus is posted on the Registrar’s website and provides detailed information.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: SOCI-001, SOCI-145 or SOCI-161 or HIST-124, HIST-125 or WSTP-140

Sections:

SOCI-249-01 Family and Gender in Japan
Fall for 2017-2018
Faculty:
W 3:30 - 6:00 PM

Family and Gender issues are central concerns in Japanese debates about domestic policy, values and the nation’s ability to develop in the 21st century. This course will move between historical and contemporary definitions of family and gender to introduce the student to institutional structures and ideas of change in contemporary Japan. While focusing on Japan, the course will incorporate theses of gender East and West with the goal of identifying ideas and institutions which can serve as touchstones for a better understanding of Japanese society, and for a reflexive comparison with the US and other societies.
Course Requirements 
• Two exams and one research paper
• A journal 
• Participation in two discussion groups and serve as leader for one discussion group
• Post to class blogs
• The previous semester’s syllabus is posted on the Registrar’s website and provides general information
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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