This course is an introductory course in politics in Japan. It begins with an overview of the Japanese political system: its historical origins, institutional structures, and main actors. The course then moves on to explore specific policy areas: industrial and financial policy, labor and social policy, and foreign policy. The course culminates in student research projects presented in an academic conference format of themed panels.
Intercultural Literacy, Writing
The course develops a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and politics and requires significant writing in the form of a final research paper.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Polit Econ)(CGST-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Take home midterm, final research paper, and an oral presentation.
|Instructor(s): Haddad,Mary Alice Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: JUDDB6; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 8||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 5||FR: 0|
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